Peace lashker leader killed in Tirrah Valley

Peace lashker leader killed in Tirrah Valley

Peshawar : Pakistan | Jul 14, 2012 at 7:43 AM PDT
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A leader of peace lashker killed in Takhtakai area in Tirrah valley.

The peace lashker leader of the Kamar Khel in the distant Tirrah valley Abdul Rasheed Khan was killed here on Saturday when he put his foot on an IED that had been reportedly planted in his way. His brother Adam khan also sustained injuries in the IED blast. The peace lashker leader Abdul Rasheed had formed his peace lashker in Kamar Khel Takhtakai area to clear it from the miscreants and militants, sources said. This was the first ever explosion of its kind in that area.

Meanwhile the assistant political agent of Jamrud in Khyber Agency Bakhtiar khan issued a notice to the leadership of Jamaat-e-Islami Khyber Agency here on Saturday urging them to keep short their sit in, which has been scheduled on July 17 from Peshawar Baghe Naran to Babe Khyber in light o fthe vulnerable law and order situation. APA Jamrud Bakhtiar Khan told this scribe that it was better for the leadership of JI to suspend their protest rally and sit in in the larger interests of the local people and transporters because the law and order situation was not normal there. We are not opposed to the peaceful political activities in the tribal areas but by the time the situation is not suitable for the political gatherings, APA Jamrud said, adding that JI could hold their gathering in Jamrud sports stadium.

JI Khyber Agency chief Shah Faisal Afridi in his reaction argued that JI believed in peaceful democratic struggle in the region, adding the July 17 march and protest sit in against the restoration of the NATO supplies had been decided by the provincial leadership of JI that is why the political administration or the government should approach their top leadership. JI would stop NATO supplies to protect the tribal areas and the entire Pakistan, JI Khyber chief opined, saying the drone attacks were against the security and sovereignty of the state, which can never be allowed in the tribal areas.

sudhir is based in Peshawar, North West Frontier, Pakistan, and is an Anchor on Allvoices.
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