Peshawar, Dec.3 : The North West Frontier Province Government in Pakistan has asked the federal government to take decisive action against a Taliban build-up in Jamrud.
The Daily Times quoted a senior official as warning that there could be Iraq-like situation in the area in the coming few months, if the deteriorating law and order situation was not tackled firmly in Jamrud, and the Khyber and Mohmand agencies.
He said a high-level meeting was held in the provincial capital two days ago to discuss the situation emerging in Jamrud tehsil and on the outskirts of Peshawar.
The meeting, chaired by the chief minister, and attended by top security officials and others, discussed the prevailing lawlessness in the province and termed it a result of mounting Taliban activity in Khyber Agency.
He said the meeting had noted that Taliban from Jamrud were responsible for kidnappings and attacks on NATO supply convoys.
The official hoped that the rising Taliban-related trouble on the country's western border would reduce in the wake of tension between India and Pakistan following the Mumbai terrorist attacks.