PARACHINAR: With consistent efforts of tribal elders and political administration Kurram tribal agency, a 70-day ceasefire was announced between the two rival tribes here Wednesday while so far 16 persons have been killed during the last three days clashes.
On Wednesday, two persons who were injured in the armed clashes succumbed to their bullet injuries. After ceasefire, relatives of the people of two tribes started visiting their homes to mourn their deceased. Those died Wednesday were reported a little girl and a man.
A jirga comprising noted tribal elders announced a 70-day ceasefire between the two tribes, Mali Khel and Boshehra. Also, the jirga announced to impose a fine of Rs 50,00,000 on the tribe if violated the ceasefire agreement. The jirga members warned it would suggest more punitive actions against the tribe if failed in obeying recommendations of the jirga.
Talking to journalists, Political Agent Kurram Agency Mohammad Salim Khan confirmed that 16 people have so been killed while 35 others injured in the three days armed clashes. He said contingents of paramilitary Frontier Corps and Levies have been deployed on sensitive locations of the troubled villages to avoid further loss of life.
He said they would work to bring permanent peace to the area and hoped they would soon find an amicable solution to the dispute. The political agent said that action would be taken against those elements under Kohat Agreement and FCR whose intolerance caused destroyed the exemplary peace of Kurram Agency. He praised peace efforts of members of tribal jirga for putting their lives in danger but entered the troubled villages when heavy fighting was going on.