LOWER DIR: In view of the recent Toormang tragedy, the district chapter of Jamaat-i-Islami has convened a jirga for peaceful resolution of the dispute between two rival groups on Monday (today).

Eight people were killed and 12 more injured when two rival parties had exchanged fire over a land dispute during a funeral prayer in Toormang in the jurisdiction of Khall police station on Thursday night.

JI deputy general secretary Hafiz Yaqoobur Rehman and information secretary Riaz Mohammad told mediapersons in Timergara that a jirga of politicians and area elders from Lower Dir and Upper Dir, including former MNAs Mohammad Yaqoob Khan, Sahibzada Tariqullah, Maulana Asadullah, former MPA Malik Bahram Khan and Shad Nawaz along with other influential, had held talks with elders of both the parties.

They said that the rival parties had agreed to remain peaceful for some days during which the jirga would try its best to resolve the dispute.

Published in Dawn, September 20th, 2021

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