FATA tribesmen decide to fine those sheltering foreigners

September 14th, 2008 - 5:56 pm ICT by ANI  


Hangu (FATA, Pak), Sept 14 (ANI): The tribesmen belonging to four Orakzai Agency in the FATA (Federally Administered Tribal Areas) have reportedly resolved to impose fine of Rs five million on anyone found sheltering foreigners.

They also decided to set afire houses of such offenders.

The decision was taken at a jirga (meeting of the tribals) here last evening.

The tribesmen who took the decision belong to the Orakzai Agency.

The jirga also ruled that action against the Taliban found involved in criminal activities would be taken after consultation with tribes.

The jirga demanded that the political authorities increase the number of security personnel on checkposts located at the border of the Hangu district and Orakzai Agency.

The tribesmen also informed the political authorities of the decisions taken. (ANI)

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