BAJAUR AGENCY, August 6: The elders of Mamond tribe in Bajaur Agency on Monday assured the security forces and local administration of their full support in maintaining writ of the government, FRC learnt.
During a jirga with the senior officials of security forces and local administration, the tribal elders vowed to protect public properties in the tribal region.
Hundreds of notables, tribal elders and members of Mamond Qaumi Lashkar and several village defence committees attended the jirga, which was also participated by Political Agent Syed Abdul Jabar Shah, Commandant Bajaur Scouts Col Shakeel Janjua and other senior officials of administration and security forces.
Addressing the jirga, the political agent said that that the agency has been cleared off militants and peace and writ of the government has been restored but it didn’t mean that the agency had been secured forever.
“Though peace and normalcy has been established in the region after the elimination of terrorists, yet durable pace still needs a long way as there are still threats from militants in the border areas of agency,” he added.
Mr Shah said that protection of agency from the anti-state elements was the responsibility of all tribesmen because they had always rendered huge sacrifices for the security of country’s borders.
The political agent asked the elders to speed up their anti-militant activities and fullfil their collective responsibility with honesty. He added that team work was needed for the security of the area.
Mr Shah called upon the tribal elders to accelerate their efforts to protect the borders areas from terrorists. He asked them to increase patrolling in the area to protect public property from militants.
Col Shakeel also spoke on the occasion and said that the security forces had done their duty by re-establishing peace and writ of the government and eliminating militants. The people should also perform their duty to maintain normalcy in their areas, he added.
He lauded tribal people for rendering sacrifices in elimination of militants and restoration of peace in the area.
The jirga was also addressed by tribal elders and leaders of peace committees. They said that tribesmen were fully alert and several new pace committees were formed in the border areas to check movement of militants and counter attacks from across the border.