BAJAUR AGENCY, Oct 24: A joint meeting was held between the tribal elders of Mamond tribe and the political administration of Bajaur Agency here on Wednesday at Khar, the agency headquarters, wherein the elders assured the administration of their support by taking actions against those who lend help to the miscreants in the area, FRC learnt.
The meeting was held after a day of cross border attack, in the border village of Sarkai of tehsil Mamond, in which a large number of tribal elders, belonging to various sub tribes, and members of the anti militant peace committees participated.
Assistant Political Agent Bajaur Agency Sohail Ahmed Khan and other senior officials of the local administration were also present at the occasion.
The participants also discussed law and order situation in the border areas of the region, activities of the volunteers of peace committees and strategy for preventing cross border militant’s attacks in the area.
Addressing the meeting, assistant political agent said, “Restoration of peace and returning of normalcy to the area was a good achievement, but it doesn’t mean that miscreants and their anti state activities have banished forever rather the areas lying near the Pak-Afghan border are still under threats as the insurgents are staying close to the borders”.
Mr Khan urged the elders and members of peace committees to organize and mobilize the tribesmen of the entire area for the protection of their land from militants’ aggression.
“I think it is important for the elders of the area to organize and unite tribesmen on one platform against the enemies of their land, as the attackers can only be defeated through unity and team spirit”, he said.
The elders while speaking at the occasion said that Mamond tribesmen are united and alert to encounter cross-border attacks in their areas, adding that the Mamond tribe has the sprit and courage to fight against the militants.
“We are committed to protect our land from any type of aggression and no one would be allowed to intrude the region”, said an elder of Mamond tribe.
“We appeal to the Afghan government to redress the issue of cross border attacks on priority basis and should take serious steps to stop such activities in future because it’s affecting relations between the tribesmen of both the border areas,” the elders added.
They also threatened of targeting the hide outs of militants inside the Afghan territory if such attacks continued in feature.