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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…

Honour killing: Court records confessional statements of two suspects

KARACHI: Two suspects, held for their involvement in the murders of a young couple on the orders of a jirga in the name of honour, confessed to the crime before a magisterial court on Monday. The couple, 25-year-old Abdul Hadi and 22-year-old Haseena, who contracted a freewill marriage, was murdered on the night of Nov 22 in the city’s Mominabad area by the woman’s family members on the orders of a tribal jirga for "bringing disgrace on the family". Police have nominated some 15 suspects in the case, of which nine have…

‘Honour killing’: Couple murdered on jirga’s order in Karachi, nine arrested

KARACHI: Police have arrested nine men for allegedly killing a couple in the name of honor on the orders of jirga or elders’ council in the city’s Mominabad area, ARY News reported on Monday. SP Orangi Abid Baloch said the couple hailing from Kohistan was killed for honor some twelve days back by girl's family members who were carrying out the orders of the elders’ council. He said nine people have been arrested in connection with the killing of the couple, who have confessed to the crime. The victim couple had…

Jirga orders murder of woman, forced marriages of two young girls in Ghotki

GHOTKI: A jirga allegedly ordered honor killing of a woman and forced marriages of two young girls in Sindh's Ghotki district, ARY News reported. According to ruling of the jirga, headed by a feudal lord, the woman Sudoori Chachar should be killed while directing the woman's husband Yousuf Chachar to pay Rs1.5 million besides marrying off his two daughters according to the will of the jirga. The punishment was announced because Sudoori and Yusuf had contracted a free will marriage. It is pertinent to note here that…

Couple killed on orders of ‘jirga’ in Karachi

KARACHI: A young couple was strangled to death on Thursday on the orders of an illegal 'jirga' in Shah Latif Town for marrying on their own freewill. Asmat and Irfana had married on their own freewill more than a year ago and were living together in Banaras area of Orangi Town. Their family had accused them of bring disrepute, after which the were called to Shah Latif Town on the orders of the jirga. The Police have arrested six people involved in the murder and implementing the verdict issued by the tribal assembly in…