Motorbikes banned in Bajaur
[Dawn] The administration has banned use of cycle of violences for travel in Salarzai tehsil of Bajaur Agency, aka Turban Central
...Smallest of the agencies in FATA. The Agency administration is located in Khar. Bajaur is inhabited almost exclusively by Tarkani Pashtuns, which are divided into multiple bickering subtribes. Its 52 km border border with Afghanistan's Kunar Province makes it of strategic importance to Pakistain's strategic depth...
, while rustics say the decision is unjustified and would create more problems for them.
The residents said that the political administration on Thursday imposed ban on cycle of violence rides in Salarzai area.
"The announcement was made by levies officials at different trade centres," a resident Habib Khan told Dawn.
Justifying the decision, the administration officials said that the step was taken for security reasons.
"Riding cycle of violence has been banned in Salarzai tehsil from Friday (today) and strict action will be taken against the violators," said an administration official. He added that the decision was taken in the larger interest of people, as snuffies could use cycle of violences for anti-social activities in the area.
...back at the revival hall, the SWAT team had finally arrived...
rustics from different areas of Salarzai tehsil expressed resentment over the decision, saying the ban would create problems for them.
"This ban is unjustified, as the rustics are already affected by Death Eater activities," said Noor Mohammad, a resident of Baro Salarzai.
Malik Fazal Rabi, Malk Noorzada and Aslam Khan said that snuffies had never used cycle of violence for their activities in the area and the ban would only affect people of areas having no facility of public transport.
Use of cycle of violence for travel in parts of the agency including, Khar, Nawagi, Chamarkand, War Mamound, Lovi Mamound and Utmankhail tehsil, had been banned since 2007.
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