June 2008


>KARACHI – Kurram Agency Talba Action Committee Karachi on Wednesday demanded the government to provide basic life commodities, food items and medicines to Parachinar as were provided in Sawat and Waziristan.
Around 0.5 million people, living the Parachinar city, are facing shortage of basic commodities and food items.
These views were expressed by the president of the action committee, Azmat Ali, while speaking at a protest held at Karachi Press Club. According to press release, the protest was held to denounce the invasion of local Taliban on the Parachinar, claiming hundreds of lives of innocent people for last few years on account of sectarian violence.He said that local Taliban was hatching the sectarian conspiracy against the country to attain their anti-state objectives.
“Now Parachinar ha become a pool of blood as groups of Jihadi militants, belonging to different parts of FATA and NWFP especially from Wazirstan, use their fatal weapons on the valley of Parachinar. These anti-Islam and anti-Pakistan militants want to defame the religion and country,” he said.
He demanded the government to provide foolproof security on main Parachinar Thall road so that citizens, including students, employees and patients could move easily for their lively hood.

The Nation,
Thursday, June 12, 2008

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KARACHI – Kurram Agency Talba Action Committee Karachi on Wednesday demanded the government to provide basic life commodities, food items and medicines to Parachinar as were provided in Sawat and Waziristan.
Around 0.5 million people, living the Parachinar city, are facing shortage of basic commodities and food items.
These views were expressed by the president of the action committee, Azmat Ali, while speaking at a protest held at Karachi Press Club. According to press release, the protest was held to denounce the invasion of local Taliban on the Parachinar, claiming hundreds of lives of innocent people for last few years on account of sectarian violence.He said that local Taliban was hatching the sectarian conspiracy against the country to attain their anti-state objectives.
“Now Parachinar ha become a pool of blood as groups of Jihadi militants, belonging to different parts of FATA and NWFP especially from Wazirstan, use their fatal weapons on the valley of Parachinar. These anti-Islam and anti-Pakistan militants want to defame the religion and country,” he said.
He demanded the government to provide foolproof security on main Parachinar Thall road so that citizens, including students, employees and patients could move easily for their lively hood.

The Nation,
Thursday, June 12, 2008

KARACHI – Kurram Agency Talba Action Committee Karachi on Wednesday demanded the government to provide basic life commodities, food items and medicines to Parachinar as were provided in Sawat and Waziristan.
Around 0.5 million people, living the Parachinar city, are facing shortage of basic commodities and food items.
These views were expressed by the president of the action committee, Azmat Ali, while speaking at a protest held at Karachi Press Club. According to press release, the protest was held to denounce the invasion of local Taliban on the Parachinar, claiming hundreds of lives of innocent people for last few years on account of sectarian violence.He said that local Taliban was hatching the sectarian conspiracy against the country to attain their anti-state objectives.
“Now Parachinar ha become a pool of blood as groups of Jihadi militants, belonging to different parts of FATA and NWFP especially from Wazirstan, use their fatal weapons on the valley of Parachinar. These anti-Islam and anti-Pakistan militants want to defame the religion and country,” he said.
He demanded the government to provide foolproof security on main Parachinar Thall road so that citizens, including students, employees and patients could move easily for their lively hood.

The Nation,
Thursday, June 12, 2008

>PARACHINAR (APP): One person was killed and another six injured due to firing and mortar-attack incidents at border village Pewar in restive Kurram Agency, political administration sources said here Monday. Iqbal Hussain son of Sultan Ali died of his wounds and another six persons injured after a mortar-shell fell near Ghandikhel mosque. The incident occurred when unidentified miscreants allegedly started firing from the mountains of Mangal and Kharoti near Pak-Afghan border. The injured were immediately shifted to the Agency’s Headquarters Hospital Parachinar where condition of some of the victims was stated to be unstable. Meanwhile, tribal elders Haji Ali Hussain and Nawaz Ali have termed the fresh incident as an attempt to sabotage the ongoing peace talks between elders of both sects of Kurram Agency. They said that tribal were peace loving and demanded of the government to take strict action against elements trying to sabotage peace of the Agency. Meanwhile, President of ANP Kurram Agency, Qurban Ali Tori, General Secretary Syed Jaffar and other elders of Kurram Agency have welcomed the release of jirga members and assured the newly appointed Political Agent, Muhammad Azam Khan of their all out support for maintenance of law and order and peace in the agency.

The Frontier Post
Tuesday, June 10, 2008,
Jamad-i-Saani 05, 1429 A.H.

PARACHINAR (APP): One person was killed and another six injured due to firing and mortar-attack incidents at border village Pewar in restive Kurram Agency, political administration sources said here Monday. Iqbal Hussain son of Sultan Ali died of his wounds and another six persons injured after a mortar-shell fell near Ghandikhel mosque. The incident occurred when unidentified miscreants allegedly started firing from the mountains of Mangal and Kharoti near Pak-Afghan border. The injured were immediately shifted to the Agency’s Headquarters Hospital Parachinar where condition of some of the victims was stated to be unstable. Meanwhile, tribal elders Haji Ali Hussain and Nawaz Ali have termed the fresh incident as an attempt to sabotage the ongoing peace talks between elders of both sects of Kurram Agency. They said that tribal were peace loving and demanded of the government to take strict action against elements trying to sabotage peace of the Agency. Meanwhile, President of ANP Kurram Agency, Qurban Ali Tori, General Secretary Syed Jaffar and other elders of Kurram Agency have welcomed the release of jirga members and assured the newly appointed Political Agent, Muhammad Azam Khan of their all out support for maintenance of law and order and peace in the agency.

The Frontier Post
Tuesday, June 10, 2008,
Jamad-i-Saani 05, 1429 A.H.

PARACHINAR (APP): One person was killed and another six injured due to firing and mortar-attack incidents at border village Pewar in restive Kurram Agency, political administration sources said here Monday. Iqbal Hussain son of Sultan Ali died of his wounds and another six persons injured after a mortar-shell fell near Ghandikhel mosque. The incident occurred when unidentified miscreants allegedly started firing from the mountains of Mangal and Kharoti near Pak-Afghan border. The injured were immediately shifted to the Agency’s Headquarters Hospital Parachinar where condition of some of the victims was stated to be unstable. Meanwhile, tribal elders Haji Ali Hussain and Nawaz Ali have termed the fresh incident as an attempt to sabotage the ongoing peace talks between elders of both sects of Kurram Agency. They said that tribal were peace loving and demanded of the government to take strict action against elements trying to sabotage peace of the Agency. Meanwhile, President of ANP Kurram Agency, Qurban Ali Tori, General Secretary Syed Jaffar and other elders of Kurram Agency have welcomed the release of jirga members and assured the newly appointed Political Agent, Muhammad Azam Khan of their all out support for maintenance of law and order and peace in the agency.

The Frontier Post
Tuesday, June 10, 2008,
Jamad-i-Saani 05, 1429 A.H.

>ISLAMABAD, June 9: Adviser to Prime Minister on Interior Rehman Malik said in the Senate on Monday that some foreign hands might be involved in the law and order situation in the Kurram Agency, Balochistan and some other parts of the country.

Mr Malik was replying to MQM Senator Abbas Kumaili’s criticism about government’s failure to maintain law and order in the Kurram Agency, particularly in Parachinar.

Mr Kumaili said that sectarian clashes in the agency had claimed hundreds of lives and forced thousands of people to move to other places, adding that all routes leading to and from the Agency were being blocked by militants for several months, creating a severe food and medicine shortage in the area.

He alleged that some foreign hands were involved in igniting sectarian clashes and target killings had been taking place in Parachinar and Dera Ismail Khan.

The adviser on interior said that efforts by his ministry to end clashes between Taliban militants and the Shia community in the Kurram agency had started bearing fruit.

He said the situation in Kurram and other parts of the country appeared to be the result of involvement of some foreign hands.

Mr Rehman said he had contacted all major political and religious leaders, including Qazi Hussain Ahmed, Maulana Fazlur Rehman and some other lawmakers to restore normalcy in the agency.

He said several jirgas had been held and their members, who had quarrelled with each other during recent talks in Peshawar, had been taken to Abbottabad to continue their talks to resolve the crisis.

Earlier, lawmakers from both sides criticised law-enforcement agencies for cordoning off the Constitution Avenue which restricted their free movement.

Leader of the House Mian Raza Rabbani said that peaceful protest was the right of the people and the government would not obstruct the lawyers’ march.

PML-N’s Saadia Abbasi, Jamaat-i-Islami’s Prof Khurshid Ahmed and Prof Ibrahim and PML-Q’s Seemi Siddiqi and Begum Tahira Latif spoke against what they called humiliation of lawmakers and other people by security agencies when they entered the Parliament House.

They termed it a conspiracy against democracy by elements who wanted the democratic set-up to be wound up.Ms Nelofar Bakhtiar asked lawmakers to extend full cooperation to lawyers and members of civil society on their arrival at the Parliament House.

Dawn
International

June 10, 2008

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