Tension prevails in Bara Khel again
PESHAWAR: Tension prevailed again in Bara Tehsil of Khyber Agency when the Qambar Khel tribe reportedly took positions on the hilltops in the remote Tirah valley on Monday to attack the Amer Bilmaroof Wa Nahi Anilmunkir (ABWA) organisation.
The Qambar Khels have warned the ABWA to stop its activities in the area and surrender, otherwise they would attack their houses.
After the expiration of a ceasefire between the Koki Khel and Zaka Khel tribes, the ABWA has expedited its effort to reorganise its activities in the area and held a public meeting in Paka Tara Kajori on Sunday.
A ceasefire agreement was made between the ABWA and the Sheikh Mal Khel tribe, a sub-tribe of Qambar Khel, in August to stop fighting in which 10 people were killed and dozens others were injured. The agency political administration has already captured 10 elders each from the ABWA and Sheikh Mal Khel tribe, to force them into finding a permanent solution to the problem. The political administration said time and again that it had banned the ABWA.
ABWA leader Haji Namdar told the public gathering that they would continue their mission to implement Sharia in the area and rejected the ban.
He said that no one was authorised to ban ABWA. He announced amnesty to his rivals and asked them to join ABWA.
Namdar also announced a 45-member Shura (parliament) representing the three sub-tribes of Qambar Khel tribe — Sheikh Mal Khels, Drey Plarey and Wandgarey.