Mohmand tribal jirga has offered its support to security forces for keeping peace in the agency.
Tribal elders made this announcement at a jirga held in Ghallanai, the headquarters of Mohmand Agency.
The tribal peace committee leaders, tribal elders and Brigadier Zahid Khan of 115 Brigade, Political Agent Mohmand Agency Khushal Khan and Assistant Political Agents of all three sub divisions attended the gathering.
Brig Zahid Khan told the Jirga that Mohmand Tribe has always supported the security forces in peace keeping in the agency and have rendered sacrifices for the peace in the past, and will continue their support to forces in future.
He told the jirga that in view of the operation in North Waziristan the tribal people must keep watch on miscreants in the agency, who want to sabotage peace in the agency.
“We have supported our forces in the past and will continue to back the troops in future too,” Malik Muhammad Ali of the peace committee said, announcing unequivocal support for the North Waziristan operation.
Strict security measures had been taken during the jirga and there was an unannounced curfew in the agency headquarters for about two hours, while on the other hand the political administration has further relaxed curfew in the agency and now it will be from early morning to evening (6:00 am to 7:30pm).
Published in The Express Tribune, June 20th, 2014.
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