Jirga settles blood feud between two tribes
[Dawn] A jirga comprising elders from Bajaur and Mohmand agencies settled a 38-year-old enmity between two tribes, at a ceremony held at Nawagi here on Sunday.Tribal elders and bigwigs from both the agencies and members of peace committees were present on the occasion.

The enmity between the Mohmand and the Miagan tribes of Momand and Bajaur agencies continued for about four decades claiming 22 lives.

To settle the dispute, the administrations of both the agencies had formed a jirga of elders of various sub tribes of Mohmand and Bajaur. The jirga held several meetings with the rival groups and succeeded in making the warring tribes to reconcile.

"The settlement of the dispute between the rival tribes was a great success for us because we had been working on it for the last three years," a jirga member told Dawn.
The elders of both the tribes forgave each other and declared that they would live like brothers in future. Speaking at the ceremony, elders of both the agencies said local disputes and enmities had affected peace in the region. "It's the time that rustics ended their personnel enmities because the disputes disturbed peace," they said.

Members of the jirga, including Haji Gul Wali Mohmand, Mufti Said Noor Shah, Qazi Abdul Manan, Sheikh Jan Zada and Malik Subidar addressed the jirga and warned that those disturbing peace would be punished.

Posted by: Fred 2013-01-29