PESHAWAR (AFP) - The government on Thursday shored up a peace agreement reached by rival Sunni and Shia leaders in one of the countrys most notorious flashpoints of sectarian violence. We support the peace agreement in Dera Ismail Khan, Interior Minister Rehman Malik told reporters after meeting members of a local peace committee in the northwest town, which has been rocked by a series of sectarian killings. I am pleased to meet the jirga who reached this peace agreement and Shia and Sunni brothers have shown solidarity to stop the incidents of terrorism, the interior minister said. The deal was brokered by pro-Taliban cleric and senior politician Maulana Fazlur Rehman two weeks ago. Elders from both sides have promised to work for peace and harmony, and hand over wanted persons to the authorities.