SETTING aside internal feuds, Aurakzai tribesmen on Friday joined hands against the local Taliban and announced to drive foreign militants out of the Aurakzai Agency, reports BBC. The tribesmen gave assurance to the government to help end Taliban's occupation of checkposts and expel the criminals from the area. The decision was taken at a jirga which was held at Dabori, headquarter of Aurakzai Agency. Besides prominent ulema and scholars, 11 out of 18 tribes of Aurakzai Agency attended the meeting. Confirming the development, Hangu District Nazim Haji Khan Afzal said the tribes had got united against the Taliban so as to restore peace and maintain law and order in the Agency. They had forgotten their internal disputes and pledged to settle all the issues through mutual consultations, he added. The jirga also agreed to ban all activities of militants in the Agency, he said, adding that a grand jirga would be held in the next few days to discuss anti-Taliban alliance. Another participant of the Jirga, on request of anonymity, told the BBC that Taliban had been asked to vacate the Agency for the sake of peace, adding that the jirga that after ending Taliban's occupation, Khasadar force would be deployed at the checkposts.