All journalists in strife-torn Bajaur Agency shift families to safer places

August 18th, 2008 - 12:54 pm ICT by ANI  

Peshawar , Aug 18 (ANI): Even as the Bajaur Agency continues to be strife-torn, tens of thousands of families, including all journalists based in the Agency, have shifted to safer places like Lower Dir, Malakand Agency, Mardan and a few districts in Peshawar .

Amid the ongoing military operation in the tribal agency, jetfighters and gunship helicopters are pounding the militants hideouts and compounds in the Bajaur Agency.

According to Sahibzadha Bahauddin, a tribal journalist who shifted from Khar in Bajaur Agency and living in rented house in Risalpur, Nowshera, almost all the local correspondents of print and electronic media had left the Agency headquarters Khar after the government warned the local population vacate the area, reported The News.

He said some 21 journalists, including President of Tribal Union of Journalists Bajaur unit Mian Saeed Rehman and President Khar Press Club Hasbanullah Khan had shifted along with their families to the settled districts of province. (ANI)

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