Taliban asks tribal elders to seek clemency in FATA

April 18th, 2009 - 4:24 pm ICT by ANI  

Taliban Islamabad, Apr.18 (ANI): The Taliban in the Bajaur region of the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) has asked the tribal elders, who had opposed their activities, to seek pardon and give undertakings that they would speak against Taliban’s act in future.

“Those elders who approach Taliban will be granted clemency. And those who do not approach, they will not be pardoned,” Taliban’s Bajaur chapter spokesman Maulvi Omar said.

Talking to reporters over telephone, Omar asked the government to implement the acts of the peace deal, which was signed in February, as soon as possible.

He also warned the government of severe consequences if it takes action against Taliban in any part of Bajaur.

Omar also asked the government to open offices and education institutions in the region.

He added that the insurgents would not hinder in government’s work and would not harm government employees. (ANI)

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