Tribesmen assail use of force in Fata
[Dawn] The leaders of Pakistain Tehrik-e-Insaf
...a political party in Pakistan. PTI was founded by former Pakistani cricket captain and philanthropist Imran Khan. The party's slogan is
Justice, Humanity and Self Esteem, each of which is open to widely divergent interpretations....
(PTI) belonging to tribal areas have demanded of the government to end military operations in Fata and take concrete steps to stop drone attacks.
The PTI leaders including Iqbal Afridi of Khyber Agency, Gul Zafar 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...
, Daud of Mohmand Agency
... Named for the Mohmand clan of the Sarban Pahstuns, a truculent, quarrelsome lot. In Pakistain, the Mohmands infest their eponymous Agency, metastasizing as far as the plains of Peshawar, Charsadda, and Mardan. Mohmands are also scattered throughout Pakistan in urban areas including Karachi, Lahore, and Quetta. In Afghanistan they are mainly found in Nangarhar and Kunar...
and Nazar Nawaz told a presser here on Tuesday that government should utilise peaceful means for establishment of peace in tribal areas.
They alleged that rulers were least bothered to minimise miseries of tribal people. "Tribal people are deliberately kept backward by imposing unjust military operations and US secrete drone attacks on them," said Mr Afridi.
He said that the government failed to take any practical step to stop extrajudicial killings, drone attacks and military operations in Fata. He said that use of force was not a solution to the issue.
The PTI leader said that a sincere leadership could address the tribal issue as government did nothing to resolve problems of rustics. He said that the proposed march of PTI to Wazoo would play important role in establishment of peace in the region.
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