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LAKKI MARWAT, April 14: The Achu tribe has authorised two prominent elders -- former IGP Dil Jan Khan Marwat and head of Marwat Qaumi Jirga Haji Mohammad Aslam Khan -- to choose between the two candidates vying for PK-76 seat in the forthcoming elections.

At a meeting in Begukhel house at Lakki city on Sunday, they said the decision taken by both the elders would be acceptable to all.

They said they had full confidence in the leadership of Dil Jan Khan and Haji Aslam Khan and hoped that they would protect the genuine rights of all tribesmen.

Candidates for PK-76 Gul Aslam Khan Begukhel and Haji Hidayatullah Khan Eesakkhel also spoke at the meeting.

The candidates said they would respect the decisions of their elders and would withdraw from election race in favour of the other candidate.

“The unity among the elders will restore the past glory of Achu tribe enabling it to play role in area politics,” they maintained.

Dil Jan Khan and Haji Aslam Khan underlined the need for promoting unity, brotherhood and respect for others and said that the youths should follow the footprints of their elders in the best interest of the tribe.

People should reject those candidates who always try to purchase loyalties of voters, they said.

They were optimistic that the candidates backed by Achu tribe would win polls with heavy margin.

Former district nazim Qudratullah Khan advocate, former union council nazims Haji Rehmatullah Khan and Malik Abdul Rauf Khan, Khanzada Ahmad Jan Khan, Niaz Mohammad Khan and Haji Rafeeq Khan were also in the attendance.