MIRANSHAH: Curfew has been imposed in North Waziristan tribal district from Shna Khawra to Khar Kamar area due to which the local people are facing difficulties.

According to local sources, the curfew has been imposed in these areas from Wednesday night and people have been directed to stay inside their homes. The sources said the curfew has been imposed to carryout search operation against miscreants in the area who have recently launched several attacks on the security forces in which deaths and injuries happened.

No reports about any arrest have been received from the area so far.

Meanwhile, payment of compensation cheques to the heirs of those who lost their lives and those who sustained injuries in the Khar Kamar clash have been stopped due to unknown reasons. Sources said only five families have received compensation cheques so far, while payment to the remaining families has been stopped.

The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government had announced compensation of Rs2.5 million each for those who lost their lives in the Khar Kamar incident and Rs1 million each for injured persons.

Recently a clash occurred between the protesters and security forces in Khar Kamar area in which several casualties occurred. The security forces said they had to open fire in self-defence when protesters attacked the security check post and opened fire. The security forces said the protesters were demanding release of an alleged facilitator of terrorists.

Independent Members of National Assembly Ali Wazir and Mohsin Dawar were arrested after the clash on charges of instigating the protesters to attack the security check post. The opposition members, particularly the Pakistan People’s Party Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, are demanding production orders of Ali Wazir and Mohsin Dawar in the National Assembly, but the government is unwilling to do so.

Speaker National Assembly Asad Qaiser has expressed inability to release the production orders of Ali Wazir and Mohsin Dawar. However, he has assured to issue production order of the PPP Co-Chairmen Asif Ali Zardari, who has been arrested by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on corruption charges. Lawmakers in the treasury benches are strongly opposed to production orders of the MNAs affiliated with the PTM.