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Political administration bans public gatherings in Mohmand Agency

Political administration bans public gatherings in Mohmand Agency
September 19, 2016

GHALLANAI, 19 September: The political administration of Mohmand Agency on Sunday banned public gatherings in the area after the killing of 36 people in a suicide blast at a mosque on Friday.

The political administration called a Grand Jirga in Ghallanai, the headquarters of Mohmand Agency, on Sunday which was attended by assistant political agents of the three sub-divisions, tribal elders and Ulema. The Jirga reviewed security situation in Mohmand Agency in the aftermath of Friday’s suicide attack in Anbar.

Political Agent Mehmood Aslam Wazir said while addressing the Jirga that the local people should remain vigilant and report suspect activities in their areas to the administration. He said political, social and religious gatherings will be banned in the region till next orders to ensure law and order. He said permission from the administration will be mandatory before organising any gathering. He said rules and regulations for holding gatherings will be drafted soon.

The political agent asked the tribal elders to restore the system of watchmen on village level. He said the tribal elders should also hold consultative Jirgas for devising strategies to improve law and order in the region.

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