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LANDI KOTAL: The official tribal jirga on Tuesday had a meeting with Pakhtun Tahaffuz Movement leaders and agreed to have another round of talks on June 22 after the latter agreed to postpone a public meeting in Razmak, North Waziristan.

The two sides met briefly at a private residence in Peshawar. The jirga extended the assurance that detained PTM activists would be released before Eid.

Ajmal Wazir, a member of the official jirga, and PTM leader Mohsin Dawar confirmed to Dawn the decisions reached at the meeting.

Only a few members from both sides participated in the brief meeting which was held at least four hours before its scheduled time and lasted for less than half an hour.

Published in Dawn, June 13th, 2018