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The COAS also inaugurated two mega projects in South Waziristan Agency including Agriculture Park at Wana and a Market at Makeen. ... works as well and quite firmly and categorically stated that the tribes stand with the army in the journey towards enduring peace and stability in the tribal areas.
He gave this assurance in response to the problems presented by the elders of Ahmedzai Wazir tribe during a grand jirga here Thursday . On the occasion a meeting was also held between the IGFC and Political Agent South Waziristan about making Tanai Check Post a modern model check post.

In late 2016, authorities demolished Wazir's market in South Waziristan's headquarters, Wana, after a blast killed a military officer. The demolition was carried out under a century-old colonial-era law that empowers the authorities to punish a clan or tribe for the alleged crimes of an individual or any crimes ...
THE murder a few months ago of a young man from South Waziristan — days after parliament had extended the jurisdiction of superior courts to the tribal ... and PkMAP — even as a sizeable section of the tribes are expressing their discomfort with the status quo that these parties' leaders seek to preserve.
The PDA communique said apparently the police officer was unaware of the fact that the inspector general police of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa happens to be from the Mahsud tribe of South Waziristan while scores of generals of the Pakistani military have tribal origins. “All the guards hired by PDA are ...
SSP Rao Anwar and his team members are accused of extrajudicial killing of South Waziristan youngster Naseemullah alias Naqeebullah Mehsud who was gunned down in an alleged shootout along with three others in Shah Latif locality on January 13 this year as what earlier the SSP Anwar had claimed ...

Pashteen is one of eight siblings from a family in South Waziristan, in Pakistan's Federally Administered Tribal Areas. When he was a child, ... the Mahsuds, in 2014. It took another four years for him to come to prominence, in January, after the death of Naqeebullah Mehsud, an aspiring model from his tribe.
Chief of Army Staff (COAS), General Qamar Javed Bajwa Thursday inaugurated two mega projects in South Waziristan Agency (SWA). ... The tribal elders thanked Pakistan Army for restoring peace and development works and assured that tribes would stand firmly with Pakistan Army for journey towards ...
WANA: Tribal elders urged for rehabilitation of the Mahsud and Wazir tribespeople in their native areas in South Waziristan Agency (SWA). The demand was made during a jirga of elders of Mahsud and Wazir tribes held with civil and military officials here. Inspector General Frontier Corps (IG FC) Major ...
The speakers said that the Pakhtun tribes belonging to Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Balochistan and Fata had been treated badly for the last several years. ... A demand was also made for clearing the landmines and IEDs that have claimed many lives and maimed a number of persons in South Waziristan, North ...
The story goes that he received the hat from a low-paid labourer in his hometown of Sarwakai district, in Pakistan's northwestern South Waziristan region. ... of young activists who founded the Mehsud Tahafuz Movement in 2014 - an organisation for the protection of the people of their tribe - the Mehsuds.
Official sources said there was a long standing dispute between Dotani and Karaykhel sub-tribes of Wazir tribe of Wana on the ownership of a mountain in Cheenakho area. The situation worsened when a vehicle carrying Jirga members of Wazir and Sulemankhel tribes for reconciliation between the rival ...
Mehsuds, a Pashtun tribe, “are still struggling to be heard,” he continued breathlessly. “Men from the Wazir and Dawar tribes have used social media platforms to their advantage. Why haven't we done the same?” Pashteen was convinced if the Mehsuds can come together and present their demands ...
Sayed Umar, a coordinator of FATA Disaster Management Authority (FDMA) in South Waziristan Agency, tells Daily Times that his organisation had enlisted 70,000 Temporary Displaced Persons (TDPs) families, all of ... He says the entire Mehsud tribe was displaced during successive military operations.
He told tribal leaders, lawmakers, and professionals from among the Mehsud tribe that the state has spent the past seven decades using them for its own strategic ends. The Mehsud homeland in FATA's South Waziristan tribal district has been the epicenter of a complicated Taliban insurgency since 2004.
(MENAFN - Tribal News Network) WANA: Elders of Utmanzai Wazir and Ahmadzai Wazir tribes of South Waziristan Agency on Monday constituted a ... The committee, comprised 20 members from each tribe, was formed at a jirga held here in Dera Ismail Khan where a large number of tribesmen from both ...
Our journey began in pitch darkness. I came of age at a time when my family and our entire community, the Mehsud (locally called Maseed) tribe, was forced to leave our South Waziristan homeland during a massive military offensive in 2009. Everyone I know among the estimated half a million Mehsuds ...

While South Waziristan is known for its conservative values, music has played a central role in the culture of the Mehsud and Wazir tribes, which ... If we ever had disputes with another tribe, they would also be resolved this way, and the attan was a way of unifying people [to cement that resolution],” he said.
While South Waziristan is known for its conservative values, music has played a central role in the culture of the Mehsud and Wazir tribes, which ... If we ever had disputes with another tribe, they would also be resolved this way, and the attan was a way of unifying people [to cement that resolution]," he says.
After Mehsud was murdered, his tribe (Mehsud), which is from the South Waziristan Agency (SWA) in Pakistan's Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA), united with Pashtuns from other regions and tribes in what has come to be known as the Pashtun Long March to ask for justice and accountability.
... but calls for Pashtun rights are not new. One protest leader, Manzoor Ahmad Pashteen from South Waziristan, is a co-founder of the Mehsud Tahafuz Movement (Mehsud Protection Movement). This movement has been fought for the rights of the Pashtun Mehsud tribe in South Waziristan since 2013.
2 leader of the Pakistan Taliban. He also led his own breakaway faction of fighters from the Mehsud tribe, which inhabits the rugged, semiautonomous South Waziristan region along the border with Afghanistan. Pakistani intelligence officials thought he had been killed in a 2015 American drone strike and ...
South Waziristan Agency (SWA) earned these monikers for its rugged, inhospitable terrain and its battle-hardened tribesmen. ... Last month, the Mehsuds, the predominant tribe of SWA, threatened to abandon their region if authorities failed to clear landmines and unexploded munition from the agency.
... due rights of the tribesmen, hundreds more set an alleged Taliban office on fire in Dera Ismail Khan city, located on the periphery with South Waziristan. The Taliban group was accused of killing a young man from the Wazir tribe. In the highly charged environment, the tribesmen stormed a house allegedly ...
... Tahaffuz Movement (Mehsud Protection Movement), back when it was just eight students at Gomal University, in the town of Dera Ismail Khan, about 300km southwest of the capital Islamabad, and adjacent to South Waziristan. The group was founded to fight for the rights of members of the Mehsud tribe, ...
... A Pashtun tribe in northwest Pakistan endured Taliban bombs, Pakistani military sweeps, and displacement for years to return to what they hoped would be a peaceful homeland. But an estimated half a million Mehsuds are once again threatening to abandon their towns and villages in South Waziristan if ...
... Corps moved into the troubled Cheenikhwa area of South Waziristan Agency on Friday after the killing of five people in armed clashes between two tribes. ... of 20,000 kanals of barren land sparked armed clashes between the members of Dotani and Karrykhel tribe, a branch of Ahmadzai Wazir tribe.
WANA: A man was killed and five others sustained injuries in a clash between two tribes over ownership of a mountain in South Waziristan Agency on Thursday. It was learnt that there was a dispute between Karkeykhel and Dotani tribes over ownership of a mountain in Chenakho area. The rival groups ...
WANA: A tribal elder was killed and six elders sustained injuries when a mortar shell fired from an unknown location struck a jirga convened to settle a mountain ownership dispute between two tribes in Wana in South Waziristan Agency, official sources said. There had been a mountain ownership dispute ...
Reports from Wana revealed that Naib Political Tehsildar Mahmood Khan had convened a traditional jirga for settling a land dispute between a group of tribesmen from Ahmadzai Wazir and Dotani tribes in the political compound. During the discussion, armed people from the Dotani tribe became allegedly ...
... unprecedented, but calls for Pashtun rights are not new. One protest leader, Manzoor Ahmad Pashteen from South Waziristan, is a co-founder of the Mehsud Tahafuz Movement (Mehsud Protection Movement). This movement has fought for the rights of the Pashtun Mehsud tribe in South Waziristan since ...
KARACHI - The Pashtun Qaumi Grand Jirga organised by the Mehsud tribe in Sohrab Goth in protest against the extrajudicial killing of a South Waziristan youngster Naseemullah alias Naqeebullah Mehsud ended on Wednesday. The jirga was held following the extrajudicial killing of a Naqeebullah in an ...
KARACHI: The Pashtun Qaumi Grand Jirga organised by the Mehsud tribe at Sohrab Goth in protest against the killing of youth from South Waziristan Naseemullah Mehsud alias Naqeebullah in an allegedly fake encounter ended on Wednesday. Naqeebullah was killed on January 13 in Shah Latif Town ...
The Mahsud, a Pathan tribe inhabiting the South Waziristan Agency in what is now the Federally Administered Tribal Area (FATA) in Pakistan, were being bombed from the air. A plane crash-landed in one of the villages; the pilot was trying, not very successfully, to lift himself out of the plane which was ...
FILE PHOTO: People chant slogans and hold signs as they condemn the death of Naqibullah Mehsud, whose family said he was killed by police in a so-called "encounter killing", during a protest in Karachi, Pakistan January 21, 2018. Picture taken January 21, 2018. REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro Reuters.
But since the emergence of the Pakistani Taliban, whose leadership also comes from the Mehsud tribe in South Waziristan, Pashtuns who spoke to Reuters in Karachi say they are all now seen as potential militants. "This is not just about the fact that police are killing people, it is about racial profiling," Jibran ...
KARACHI: Police on Wednesday registered an FIR [First Information Report] in 'extrajudicial' murder of Naqeebullah Mehsud against suspended Malir senior superintendent police (SSP) Rao Anwar and seven other policemen at Sachal police station in Karachi. The case has been registered on the ...
... tribe in northwest Pakistan endured Taliban bombs, Pakistani military sweeps, and displacement for years to return to what they hoped would be a peaceful homeland. But an estimated half a million Mehsuds are once again threatening to abandon their towns and villages in South Waziristan if authorities ...
Hussain explained that there are two major elements of the FCR: the granting of a certain amount of autonomy to the tribes, and the enshrining of the political agent's power. “As far as the ... Samreena Khan Wazir, one of the first female lawyers from the tribal area, grew up in South Waziristan. She now lives ...
Naqeeb Mehsud was allegedly among the four suspects killed in an encounter in Karachi with a police team headed by Senior Superintendent of Police Rao Anwar. Mehsud tribe of South Waziristan also staged a protest against extrajudicial killing of Naqeeb Ullah Mehsud in Tank and blocked the roads.
Speaking to Geo News earlier, relatives of Naseemullah said that the deceased came to Karachi from South Waziristan one year ago and ran a ... A large number of people from Mehsud and Burki tribes attended the prayers, at which relatives and friends of the deceased were seen overwhelmed by grief ...
'Inqilab Mehsood South Waziristan: From British Raj to American Imperialism,' by Abu Mansoor Asim Mufti Noor Wali, a senior Taliban leader. ... The book covers the TTP's history, its attacks, military operations in the tribal regions, TTP's activities in Afghanistan, tribal system, Mehsood tribe role in the TTP, ...
The FATA region, mostly inhabited by Pashtun tribes, is still ruled by the FCR framed by the British in 1901. Clause 21 of the FCR deals with collective punishment, and under Sections 22-23, an entire tribe or family can be penalized for the crime of a single person. When convicted under this law, tribesmen ...
WANA: Ahmadzai Wazir elders, peace committee members and Maliks in the South Waziristan tribal agency have denied the re-emergence of the Taliban in their area. Addressing a news conference in Wana, the Malik, political leaders, elders and other notables of the Ahmadzai tribes invited the media to ...
... Officer Commanding (GOC), Irfan Ahmad Malik, announced on Sunday that security forces would do their best to remove landmines from all areas of South Waziristan Agency. Speaking at a joint jirga of members of security forces, political authorities and elders of the Mehsud tribe at the Chakmalai area, ...
Naseem, a 27-year-old native of South Waziristan also known as Naqeebullah, was among four suspected terrorists killed in an 'exchange of fire' with a police team led by the then-Malir SSP Rao Anwar on January 13 in Shah Latif Town, Karachi. Elders of the Mehsud and Burki tribes held a grand jirga ...
Addressing a tribal assembly of the Mehsud tribe in Sohrab Goth, Abbasi said that the committee assigned the task to probe Naqeebullah's case is conducting thorough investigation into the matter and that justice would be served to the family of the slain 27-year-old from South Waziristan. AIG Abbasi ...
Even more surprising is that a girl from the Wazir tribe, who ... to South Waziristan to voice his opposition to the US drone strikes in Pakistan.
Gulalai and her family falsely claimed that they belonged to Shakkai, a tehsil of South Waziristan Agency (SWA), when in fact she hails from ...
“As Ayesha Gulalai is from South Waziristan, she will be tried in line line with tribal customs,” MPA Zareen Zia, accompanied by other female ...


 

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