Wana (Pakistan), Aug 26 : Exactly a day after the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) had called for a ceasefire in the Bajaur Agency, the extremist group led by pro-government militant commander Maulvi Nazir last evening announced a unilateral ceasefire in the South Waziristan Agency (SWA) following fierce clashes with security forces.
A Jirga of local tribal elders held an emergency meeting with political agent Syed Shahab Ali Shah and informed him of the frequent violation of Pakistan's airspace by the US spy planes and carrying out air strikes in the Agency, killing innocent tribesmen in the name of al-Qaeda, The News quoted TTP sources as saying.
The 40-member Jirga comprising tribal elders of the area including Malik Baa Khan Wazir, Malik Sarwar Khan, Malik Ajmal Wazir, Malik Sharif and Malik Rasul Khan represented the Ahmadzai Wazirs tribal elders in the Jirga.
The Jirga assured the political agent of their cooperation in maintaining law and order in the area and convinced the official that in future Ahmadzai Wazir tribesmen would refrain from attacking security forces.
They added that under the collective responsibility section of the Frontier Crimes Regulations (FCR), they would be responsible to the political administration.