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Mehsud tribes agree to handover Hakeemullah
TANK, JAN 21 (Agencies):
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Published on 21 Jan. 2010 10:30 PM IST
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A Mehsud tribes’ jirga on Wednesday agreed to hand over 378 men, including Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan chief Hakeemullah Mehsud, to the government and announced to fully support Islamabad in maintaining peace in South Waziristan. The jirga, which was attended by over 300 prominent tribal elders, announced to accept all seven conditions put forward by the government for ensuring peace and harmony in the agency. The conditions included a ban on heavy and automatic weapons, collective responsibility regulation, establishment of government’s writ and no shelter for foreign militants. No fight: Addressing the jirga, the tribal elders said Mehsud tribes did not want to fight the Pakistan Army since it was their own army and the tribal people were also serving in it. They said Pakistan was their own country for which their ancestors had given numerous sacrifices. The tribal elders said they wanted to see peace and development in South Waziristan. They said Mehsud tribes had left South Waziristan due to operation. and would return to their homes when it comes to an end and peace is restored.

 
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