Sectarian violence: ASWJ workers to be released following talks

Published: February 21, 2013
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Twelve workers of the ASWJ and four Imamia Jirga members were arrested under section three of the Maintenance of Public Order following police raids across the city. PHOTO: FILE

Twelve workers of the ASWJ and four Imamia Jirga members were arrested under section three of the Maintenance of Public Order following police raids across the city. PHOTO: FILE

PESHAWAR: 

Authorities have agreed to release 12 workers of the Ahle Sunnat wal Jamaat (ASWJ) after two-day long talks between the police, district administration and ASWJ representatives.

The group’s district amir, Maulana Muhammad Ismail Derwesh, said they have also been assured of an end to the operation against them.

Twelve workers of the groups and four Imamia Jirga members were arrested under section three of the Maintenance of Public Order following police raids across the city. They were later shifted to the Dera Ismail Khan central jail for a month.

The arrests were made following target killing incidents in which people from Shia families were shot.

“Our talks with the authorities have been successful and we have been assured that all ASWJ’s activists would be released till Thursday,” said Derwesh.

Meanwhile, leaders of the Imamia Jirga have refused to meet the administration.

Published in The Express Tribune, February 21st, 2013.

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Reader Comments (7)

  • Voice of D.I.Khan
    Feb 21, 2013 - 10:15AM

    lol, lol. lol…. Kill People and then protest for the release of terrorist…. If it continues then I think Shia should take matter in their own hands for Justice…..

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  • Voice of D.I.Khan
    Feb 21, 2013 - 10:16AM

    For Shia, situation is becoming hopeless in Pakistan…..

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  • abid
    Feb 21, 2013 - 1:52PM

    Pakistan is definitely a failed state. i am really very very sad to say this but now i can say this because even establishment is weak and they have collusion in the downfall of Pakistan as a state.

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  • Baised
    Feb 21, 2013 - 1:59PM

    in the news report it also mentions that Police is also releasing 4 Imamia Jirga members. So ET please either put unbiased headings or exclude part of the news which exposes you…

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  • Roshan
    Feb 21, 2013 - 2:00PM

    And we are insisting that we’re peace loving nation. The silence of civil society add more depth to this one sided Shia cleansing in Pakistan.

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  • Iftikhar Khan
    Feb 21, 2013 - 6:43PM

    Just by associating with ASWJ they are guilty of conpiracy to murder and should be jailed indefinately. They are curse and shame for us sunnis.

    What talks were conducted with authorities? did they apologized for their hate ideology?

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  • Who will speaks for sunnis
    Feb 23, 2013 - 4:24PM

    without evidence, how people blame someone as terrorists.

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