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MIRANSHAH, August 27: Elders of Mehsud tribe in Tank district have asked the government to give a safe passage to those people who have been stranded in North Waziristan during the ongoing military operation, which the army has named Zarb-e-Azb.

TNN correspondent says that on 26 August, the elders told a Jirga that many Mehsud tribespeople got stranded in Razmak area and they could not move to safer places when the military operation was launched in the tribal region.

They said the people in those areas were facing health problems and other issues and that the authorities must enable them to move to DI Khan or Tank districts.

“Mehsud tribe is trapped in Tora Qilla. The government is not letting our people come out to the road for movement. Five patients have died because there are no medications and health facilities,” stated an elder while addressing the jirga.