Afghan govt accused of backing terrorists
[Dawn] The snuffies hiding in Afghanistan were carrying out attacks inside Pakistain with the backing of Afghan authorities to disturb peace in the area, said Commandant Mohmand Rifles Col Mushtaq Hussain.
He was addressing a jirga at the headquarters of Mohmand Rifles here on Monday. Political Agent Adil Siddique, officials of political administration and security forces, a large number of rustics from Haleemzai, Trakzai, Baizai, Khawezai, Safi and Utmankhel tribes and heads of different peace committees attended the jirga.
Col Mushtaq said that snuffies were present across the border. He said that snuffies were backed by Afghan government to attack checkposts in 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...
to destabilise the area. The official said that Afghan government should play its role to stop terrorist activities. He said that security forces had apprehended five groups involved in blasts in the area during the past two months.
Security forces have taken solid steps to improve law and order in the area. For this purpose, six new checkposts have been established in the border areas to check movement of bad boys, he said. Col Mushtaq said that they wanted to revive jirga system in Mohmand Agency to resolve issues of rustics. Two members from each tribe will be included in the jirga, to be set up at agency level, he said.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr Siddique said that gun-hung tough guys had ruined education and health sectors and tribal customs including jirga system in the area. He said that anti-Pakistain elements spent huge money on insurgency in the area.
Tribal elders including Malik Sahab Khan, Malik Said Mahmood Jan, Malik Nusrat Tarakzai, Malik Sultan Kodakhel, Malik Mohammad Gul, Malik Sherzada, Malik Mohammad Ali Haleemzai and Malik Khandan assured the officials of their cooperation on the occasion.
Posted by: Fred 2012-11-01