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Jirga declares six-year-old girl as “Wani” in Pano Aqil

SUKKUR: The police after taking notice of ARY News' report, declaring a six years old girl as "Wani" on Jirga's ruling in Pano Aqil, on Sunday, ordered to lodge case against its members. As per details, the jirga in its ruling yesterday, had declared a 6-year-old girl as "Wani" in Sukkur's area of Pano Akil. The girl was married to a 7 years old boy soon after the orders of the jirga, while the police after taking ARY News' report notice, ordered to lodge case against the members of the jigra. "Justice will be…

Five people shot dead in Battagram jirga

CHARSADDA: At least five people were killed while three others injured in firing during a jirga in a Battagram neighbourhood on Tuesday, ARY News reported.  Police said the firing incident took place during the jirga in Batgiram. The deceased and the injured have been shifted to a nearby hospital. The culprits managed to flee the crime scene, a police official said, adding that search operation has been launched to arrest them. The identities of those killed in the incident couldn’t be ascertained immediately.

Feroza from Jacobabad is contesting elections to eradicate “Karo Kari” and “Jirga” system

Jacobabad: The daughter of a driver and a home oriented woman Feroza Lashari who is contesting elections from PS-2, Thul, a small area of Jacobabad, vows to eradicate the Karo Kari and Jirga system if successful. While speaking to ARY News, Feroza said, “I am against this system, I am against this Jirga system because nobody has the right that they call a Jirga and take a decision about somebody’s life.” Tired of unchanging circumstances, Feroza’s father allowed his daughter to contest the elections. He said for years,…

PTM agrees not to raise anti-state slogans after negotiations with tribal elders

PESHAWAR: After a breakthrough in talk with tribal elders, the Pashtun Tahaffuz Movement (PTM) on Tuesday agreed not to raise any anti-state slogans, or instigate against the armed forces and other national institutions. PTM also agreed to call off its political gathering which was scheduled to be held on the third day of Eid in Ramzak, South Waziristan, and the protests it had announced in Wana, Mir Ali, and other areas to demand the release of its workers. The breakthrough was made during in a tribal jirga held in…

Pakistan army fully supports mainstreaming of FATA: Gen Bajwa

RAWALPINDI: Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Wednesday said that Pakistan army fully supports mainstreaming of FATA and shall pursue it in line with aspirations of the tribal brothers. The army chief interacted with and had detailed discussions with delegations of FATA tribal elders and youth jirga at the headquarters of the Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR). Delegations acknowledged and appreciated Pakistan army's sacrifices, efforts and contributions for peace and stability and socio-economic…