BAJAUR: The Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam-Fazl on Thursday demanded an early arrest of the killers of its activist Mohammad Ilyas and warned if that didn’t happen by Dec 3, it would begin street protests in all tribal districts.

The warning was issued by JUI-F chief for tribal districts and MNA from Tank district Maulana Abdul Shakoor and deputy general secretary Mohammad Said during a presser here.

The JUI-F leaders said Mohammad Ilyas was the third party activist killed by gunmen in Bajaur tribal district in the last two years.

They insisted that the police and administration didn’t provide security to Ilyas despite repeated requests.

The JUI-F leaders said the police had provided five personnel to many influential people in the district but the latter were using them for private purposes.

They said the party had decided about street protests against the killing but delayed them after the authorities promised the arrest of killers by Dec 3.

The JUI-F leaders said the party would hold sit-ins across tribal region and Peshawar until the killers of activist Ilyas were arrested. They also called for an improvement in the law and order situation and provision of security to the local body election candidates.

The JUI-F leaders later went to the house of activist Ilyas in Badan area to offer condolences to the family.

Published in Dawn, November 26th, 2021

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