GHALANAI, Oct 14: A jirga of Haleemzai tribe has unanimously decided to extend full support to the government and the security forces to eliminate militants from the area.

Addressing the jirga, the tribal elders from different sub-tribes of Haleemzai resolved that they would fight against the militants and fully support the security forces

in the operation against militants who were depriving the children of education and health facilities and destroying the tribal customs and traditions.

Those who spoke at the jirga included Malik Mohammad Ali Haleemzai, Haji Hidayatullah, Maulana Samiul Haq alias (Sahibul Haq), Malik Haji Amir Nawaz Khan, Malik Taj Mohammad, Malik Mohambar, Malik Nazir Khan, Mailk Aurang Zeb, Malik Ajmal and others.

They decided that strict action would be taken against those tribesmen who were found sheltering anti-state elements in the area.

In this connection, an agreement was also signed by the tribesmen in the name of Qaumi Taroon (national unity) in which all the tribesmen would stand united against the militants to protect the area.

At the end of jirga, the participants condemned the attack on Malala Yousufzai and prayed for her and other injured students’ early recovery.

Meanwhile, an improvised explosive device (IED) planted by unknown miscreants exploded near Had Kore area of tehsil Ambar in Lower Mohmand on Sunday, officials said. However, no loss of life or property was reported in the incident.

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