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Pakistan: North Waziristan people demonstrate against targeted killing
North Waziristan Protest
Representational image by Voice of America (VOA) via Wikimedia Commons

Pakistan: North Waziristan people demonstrate against targeted killing

| @indiablooms | 30 Jul 2022, 12:07 am

North Waziristan, Pakistan: Residents of Pakistan's North Waziristan tribal district on Wednesday protested against the targeted killings and lawlessness in the area, media reports said on Friday.

The demonstrators were seen blocking the highway connecting Miramshah with other areas of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

The protest movement has been started in the light of a decision of the Uthmanzai tribe’s elders, the main tribe from which the Dawar and Ahmadzai Wazir tribes of North Waziristan descend, reports Dawn News.

A 30-member jirga comprising elders of all branches of Uthmanzai tribe was constituted to discuss the situation with the local officials.

Majority of the elders were in favour of boycotting anti-polio vaccination drive in the district, but MNA Mohsin Dawar had opposed the decision of the jirga about boycotting the polio campaign.

Mohsin Dawar made it clear to the jirga that he was ready to support jirga members in all their decisions but won’t back them in boycotting the vaccination campaign.

The jirga had also decided that a sit-in would be staged in Islamabad if their demands were not materialised.

During the demonstration, protesters blocked the Miramshah-Bannu Road while placing boulders on it.

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