Haji Mujtaba

MIRANSHAH: Five more prisoners of North Waziristan were handed over to the elders of Utmanzai Wazir tribe by the civil and military officials at a Jirga on Saturday.

The Jirga was held in Miranshah, headquarters of North Waziristan, in which General Officer Commanding (GOC) Major General Mumtaz Hussain, Deputy Commissioner Abdul Nasir and about a hundred elders of Utmanzai Wazir tribe participated. On the occasion, five prisoners were released and handed over to the Jirga elders.

Major General Mumtaz Hussain said in his address to the Jirga that unity was needed to ensure speedy development and prosperity of North Waziristan. He said the real success comes with winning the hearts. He said the Pakistan Army will continue to serve the area and contribute to its development.

Elders at the Jirga appreciated the morale of the Pakistan armed forces in the wake of Indian aggression. They said the tribesmen are standing with the armed forces and they will never hesitate to offer any sacrifice for the country. They said they have a history of offering sacrifices for the country and will continue to offer sacrifices when needed. They said the armed forces through their effective action against the enemy have further boosted the morale of the country people.

The elders thanked the civil and military leaders over the release of the prisoners. They vowed to continue to play their role in peace and development of the region. They also assured to fully cooperate with the administration and security forces in maintaining peaceful environment.

Rocket fired on security check post

A rocket was fired on a security check post near the Angoor Adda border with Afghanistan on Sunday.

Local sources said the rocket fell near Tariq check post in Angoor Adda. However, no life loss was reported in the incident as the rocket missed its target. The sources said the security forces deployed at the check post also took retaliatory action.

Militants were driven out from South Waziristan in a military operation, but they still have presence in some areas and launch such attacks. Often militants based in Afghanistan also launch such attacks on Pakistani check posts. However, such attacks have considerably reduced after installation of fence on the border by the Pakistani security forces.

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