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Waziristan Aman Olasi Pasoon ends Wana sit-in after successful talks with govt

WANA: The tribesmen have called off their sit-in on seventh day after successful talks between the district administration and Waziristan Aman Olasi Pasoon leaders on Thursday. The tribesmen were protesting against surge in terror attacks, targeted killings and extortion in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa particularly in the former TTP strongholds Waziristan.

The district administration assured the protesters that kidnapped Jamshid would be recovered within fifteen days. A new police station would be established at Azam Warsak area of Lower South Waziristan district. The government also assured the tribesmen that facilities would be provided to traders on Pak-Afghan border.

Earlier, the district administration held several rounds of talks with the protesters but failed to achieve any breakthrough.

Thousands tribesmen from different walks of life were staged a protest sit-in in the Rustam Bazaar of Wana, the district headquarters, against the spike in terrorism waves in the region.

The workers and leaders of different political parties, organizations including the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP), Awami National Party (ANP), National Democratic Movement (NDM), Jamaat-i-Islami (JI), Pashtun Tahafuz Movement (PTM) and Pakhtunkhwa Milli Awami Party (PKMAP). They were demanding of the government to play its role in restoring durable peace in the militancy-wracked tribal districts.

It is pertinent to mention here that the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has witnessed spike in wave of terrorism since banned outlet TTP, who are ideologically affiliated with and politically backed by the Afghan Taliban, called off ceasefire agreement with Pakistan in November last and ordered its militants to stage nationwide attacks on law enforcement agencies.

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