BAJAUR AGENCY - Elders of Khar tribe in Bajaur Agency on Friday agreed to reorganize several more peace committees and also assured of enhancing patrolling of the volunteers in the sensitive area of the region,

This decision was made by elders of the various sub-tribes of the Khar tehsil during a jirga with the official of the local administration here at Khar. Hundreds of tribal elders of the different tribes pro-government notables and members of the various peace committee were participated the grand jirga while Assistant Political Agent Bajaur Agency, Jahangeer Azam Wazir and others senior officials of the administration attended the jirga . Law and order situation, status of the peace committees and development works in the region were also come under the discussion in the jirga.

Addressing the jirga, Jahangeer Azam wazir said that the government was very committed for the providing of basic and modern facilities to the tribesmen living in the back words area and for the purpose Different kinds of mega projects would be starts very soon in the different localities of the region.

“The administration is taking keen interest for the enhancing of life standards of the tribesmen,” he said adding that more than Rs 600 million are being spent for the providing of basic and modern civic facilities in the area in which Khar would soon a modern city in the entire tribal areas.

He urged the elders to work in the larger interest of the region and continued efforts for keeping the peace and writ of the government in the their areas.

“Peace, stability and writ of the government are very necessary for the development and prosperity of the region,” he added.

He lauded the efforts of the tribal elders of maintaining writ of the government and peace in the area.

“The government is proud the sacrifices of the Khar Tribe in the elimination of militants in the region adding that the administration really appreciated the excellent performances by the tribesmen against the militants during the militancy,” Mr Wazir said

On the occasion Senior elders and leaders of the peace committees including Malik Rahat yusaf, Mufti Hanifullahj Jan, Malik Abdu Rahim Jan, Malik Mosood Jan, Malik Dilawar, Malik Hussain and others spoke at the jirga. They assured the administration of its full support in maintaining writ of the government in the areas.

They said that the Khar tribe were united for keeping peace and writ of the government and said that more peace committees in the different areas would be formed very soon.

“We are committed to eliminate the militants in the area and hundreds of more volunteers would joined the peace committees,” they said.