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Khyber Agency elders demand employment, education for widows, orphans

Khyber Agency elders demand employment, education for widows, orphans
January 29, 2017

BARA, 29 January: Malak Din Khel tribe elders on Sunday demanded employment opportunities and education facilities for widows and orphans of Khyber Agency.
Elders of Khyber Agency Malak Din Khel, Shalobar, Qambar Khel, Kamar Khel Zakha Khel and Akka Khel tribes and Khidmat-e-Khalq Committee youths held a meeting in Bara. During the meeting, the tribal elders demanded special arrangements to provide employment opportunities to widows and education facilities to orphans of the agency.
Tribal elder Haji Hakim Khan told TNN that up to 500 people have been killed due to poor law and order situation in Khyber Agency. He added that hundreds of children orphaned and large number of women became widows in the agency during militancy in the area. He said that government has not provided employment opportunities and financial assistance to tribal people. He demanded of the federal government to provide employment opportunities and well equipped schools for students in the agency.

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