Mullah Nazir orders Mehsud tribes to vacate Wana

Published: December 1, 2012

Combined jirga of Mullah Nazir's faction and Aman Committee demands that IDPs and militants of Mehsud tribe leave Wana. PHOTO: AFP/FILE

D.I. KHAN: Days after a suicide attack targeted Taliban commander Mullah Nazir, a combined jirga of including the group and a 120-member Aman Committee warned internally displaced persons (IDPs) and militants belonging to the Mehsud tribe to leave Wana.

The jirga, comprised of elders and religious clerics of the Ahmadzai tribe, was held in Wana Rustham Bazzar on Saturday.

The jirga decided that after December 5, any tribal who gives shelter to either the IDPs or militants of the Mehsud tribe, will be fined one million rupees and will have their house in Wana demolished by the Lashkar.

The verdict was announced in the main towns of Kari kot, Shakai, Azam Warsak, Spin and Toi Khulla of the Wana sub-division.

Mullah Nazir was wounded Thursday in a suicide attack in Wana that killed six other people, reported Express News.

Nazir’s faction is one of four major Taliban groups that joined the al Qaeda-brokered Shura-i-Murakeba alliance late last year.

Reader Comments (3)

  • Ibrahim Ahmed
    Dec 1, 2012 - 9:19PM

    What is this? Divide and rule going on?

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  • Hasnain Ali Pirzada
    Dec 1, 2012 - 9:54PM

    rules of the Jungle!

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  • umar
    Dec 1, 2012 - 10:31PM

    Wonderful..let these people fight each other…once they are weak enough..Pakistan army can launch the final assault…These so-called “elders” are actually like children in 21st century. These people along with other people of the area should be imparted with modern education after the “clean-up” so that they don’t make a laughing stock out of themselves and of the whole country. I am sure if proper steps are taken who know Waziristan can become a technology hub by 2050.

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