Jirga concerned about law and order in Malakand
PESHAWAR: A grand jirga of tribal elders from Tappa Sultan Khel, Totakan and Malakand Agency has demanded the administration ensure security of life and property in the Malakand Agency. According to a press release issued on Wednesday, the jirga held a meeting in Totakan in which they condemned an increase in cases of abduction, robbery, murder and other heinous crimes.
It asked the authorities concerned to clamp down on such crimes, adding that if no action were taken, the locals would be forced to protest. The jirga also urged the inspector general of police to devise a better mechanism for establishing checkposts in the area. It demanded the establishment of an elite force and bomb disposal squad, as well as spot checks at all entry and exit points of Malakand.