MINGORA " In a bid to fulfil his responsibilities regarding return of peace in volatile Swat region, Chief of banned Tehrik Nifaz Shariah Mohammadi (TNSM) Maulana Sufi Mohammad along with hundreds of his followers reached in Mingora on Tuesday. Before leaving for Swat, Maulana Sufi Mohammad announced an end to his over three-month long sit-in at Timergara headquarters of Lower Dir District. The sit-in was aimed at pressurizing the government for amendments in the 1999 Nizam-e-Adal Regulations for ensuring early and easy justice to people from all over Malakand Division and Kohistan District, which became part of the country in 1969. As per details, amidst wide-ranging jubilations over the agreement between NWFP Government and TNSM by common men, Maulana Sufi Mohammad reached in Mingora. Hundreds of his supporters and followers were boarding more than 70 vehicles. When the convoy reached in Grassy Ground, he addressed the people saying, "We are here to strive for peace as the government has made decision regarding the enforcement of Shariah system." He congratulated the people on meeting of their demand regarding enforcement of Shariah. After his brief remarks he asked the audience to offer prayers for the return of peace and tranquillity in the region. Besides delivering a brief speech before hundreds of people who had assembled at the main cricket ground of Mingora city, Maulana Sufi Mohammad also held a meeting with high ranking civil and police authorities. The two sides discussed the latest situation arising out of the signing of the agreement. Details of this meeting, however, have not yet been made public. The TNSM activists informed that from Mingora Maulana Sufi Mohammad would proceed to Matta where he would meet the leaders of Tehrik Taliban Swat chapter. The TTP Swat chapter through its spokesman Muslim Khan had already declared ceasefire soon after the signing of the agreement. Maulana Sufi Mohammad is confident about the return of peace and tranquillity in the region. On his way from Timergara to Mingora, Maulana Sufi Mohammad and his companions were accorded a warm welcome by the people from different walks of life all over Lower Dir, Thana region of Malakand and Swat District. People with chanting of slogans appreciated Maulana Sufi Mohammad and the government for signing the agreement regarding resolving of longstanding issue. Meanwhile, expressing pleasure over the agreement between the government and the banned religious group, people from all over Swat were returning to their routine business of life. A large number of people had opened their shops. Similarly, the officials and employees returned to their duties and private schools resumed their working. Some of the people who had abandoned their homes and shifted to nearby villages were returning to their homes. The jubilant people also distributed sweets and congratulated each other. It may be mentioned here that the government schools are closed due to winter vacation. These would be opened on the 1st of March. However, Taliban militants have already imposed a ban on female education in Swat District.