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March 28, 2018
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Amn Jirga members vow to continue fight against usury

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March 28, 2018

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SWABI: Members of Amn Jirga, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, on Tuesday vowed to continue struggle for eradicating usury from the district.

They were speaking at a gathering in connection with the chehlum of Jehanzeb Khan, who had committed suicide in February after he could not return the loan with mounting interest. The provincial jirga members said that they had planned to establish a chapter of the jirga in the district soon to fight usury.

The participants were informed that the Amn Jirga members had managed to curb the interest-based business in Peshawar, Mardan and Charsadda and they had got registered first information report (FIRs) against the influential people involved in the business.

Syed Kamal Shah, the provincial chairman of the Amn Jirga, or peace council, said they would educate the people and those found involved in such business would be dealt with according to the law of the land. “No one is above the law. The government has banned such business and acted against those involved in interest-based business,” he added.

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