Grand anti-fata merger jirga held in Peshawar

Grand anti-fata merger jirga held in Peshawar

…Tribal Maliks, tribal elders, retired civil and military officials,social activists, students and tribal residents participated in the grand Jirga

PESHAWAR:A large number of  ex-Fata elders,Maliks and tribal youth participated in the anti-Fata merger grand Jirga held at Tatara park in Hayatabad in Peshawar on Thursday.

More than the hundreds tribal Maliks, tribal elders,retired civil and military officials,social activisits,students and tribal residents participated in the grand Jirga. 

They were holding black flags and banners inscribed with slogans that they would not accept Fata merger and they want to restore their centures old tradition and norms.

They also constituted a committee from all tribes of erstwhile Fata districts and Frontier Regions(FRs).

Speaking on the occasion, Malik Khan Marjan from Waziristan said that he and other tribals would talk to the people(Taliban) in mountains for peace. He said they want their own old Fata system with some amendments in the laws. He said tribals were peace loving people and demand from Pakistan to help them in peace restoration.

Marjan said Pakistan and its people were their beloved and they expect the same from Pakistan. 

“I take responsibility to talk to the people(Taliban) in mountains and would convince them for peace in the country”,said Malik Khan Marjan.

 He appealed to corps commander Peshawar to take serious steps for peace in tribal districts.

 He said Khyber Pakhtunkhwa chief minister swallowed tribal funds. He said chief minister Mehmood Khan was not sincere with tribals.

Malik Bismillah Afridi said that Fata merger was a foreign agenda fulfilled by a sect of people. He said they had challeged the decision and case was underway in the Suprime Court. He said the court had to cosstitute larger bench but yet they not proceeded on the case.

He said Chief Minister Mehmood Khan hired hundreds of non locals in tribal areas in various departments. He said the current Khyber Pakhtunkhaw government broken the past records in corruption. 

The committee,led by Brig,(R)Sayed Nazir Mohmand, was consisted of Sher Muhammad Khan,Jafar Adamkhel, Advocate Anwarullah,Rahat Afridi,Shakir Adamkhel,Malik Shakeel Orakzay.They decided to hold protest on January 10

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