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Salarzai jirga settles old tribal dispute

KHAR: A jirga of the Salarzai elders on Friday settled a long running dispute between two tribes.

The settlement came at a ceremony held in Sroowano area on the border with Afghanistan where local elders, religious leaders and members of both rival tribes were in attendance.

JUI-F Bajaur emir Maulana Abdur Rasheed was also present.

The enmity between Fateh Khan Khel and Kakakhel tribes over a land dispute had claimed six lives and wounded several others from both the sides.

The jirga members had several meetings with the elders of the two groups, making the warring parties to bury the hatchet and reconcile.

Elders of both the groups forgave each other and took oath on the holy Quran that they would live like brothers in future.

We have forgiven each other for the sake of peace and prosperity of the region and will live like brothers in future, said Malik Gul Aram Khan from Fateh Khan Khel tribe.

Malik Gul Roze Khan from Kakakhel tribe said his tribe would work for promotion of peace in the area.

Speaking on the occasion, jirga chief Maulana Abdur Rasheed said settlement of the dispute between the two tribes was a good news for the area as local disputes and enmities remained a hurdle to the region`s development.

SEED, FERTILIZERS DISTRIBUTED: The local administration distributed seeds and fertilizer among the local growers at a ceremony here on Friday.

Bajaur Agency Assistant Political Agent Fayyaz Khan Sherpao distributed the free seeds and fertilizers among the farmers. Speaking on the occasion, the assistant political agent said the federal government was keen on promoting agriculture sector in the agency to improve the socio-economic condition of the people as farming was the backbone of the tribal areas` economy.

He said the local administration with the financial support of the federal government had initiated several projects for promotion of agriculture in the agency. Correspondent