Tribes ink peace deal in Mohmand
GHALANAI: Mohmand Agency’s Halimzai tribes’ elders signed a peace agreement with the government on Monday, under which Halimzai tribes would not allow asylum to foreigners in their areas.
The signing ceremony was held at a jirga at agency headquarters in Ghalanai. Around 80 elders belonging to Hamza Khel, Kaddi Khel, Wali Bek and Kamali Halimzai tribes participated in the jirga. Prominent among those who signed the peace accord are Malik Hadayatullah, Malik Rehman, Malik Mohamber, Malik Haji Amir Nawaz Khan, Malik Muhammad Ali Halimzai, Malik Doran Bacha, Malik Sahib Dad and Malik Bakht Munir.
According to the peace agreement, the tribes would neither protect any foreigners nor provide them any facilities. Miscreants would not be allowed to disrupt peace in the tribes’ areas and to take part in anti-government activities. Halimzai tribes will not allow any training centres for militants in their areas either.
The Halimzai tribes will demolish or burn down the house of anyone found involved in anti-state activities, in addition to a Rs 500,000 fine and banishment from the area.