Tribal elders agree to hand over TTP chief Hakimullah to govt. if nabbed

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Islamabad, Jan.21 (ANI) : In what clearly indicates the depleting support for the Taliban in the tribal region, a Mehsud tribes' jirga (association of elders of the tribal community) has agreed to hand over the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) chief Hakeemullah Mehsud to the government, if they get hold of him.

The jirga, which was attended by over 300 prominent tribal elders, announced their acceptance of all seven conditions put forward by the government for ensuring peace and harmony in South Waziristan, The Daily Times reported.

The conditions included a ban on heavy and automatic weapons, collective responsibility regulation, establishment of the government's writ and no shelter for foreign militants.

The tribal elders said that they do not want any confrontation with the Pakistan Army.

They said Pakistan was their own country for which their ancestors had given numerous sacrifices, adding that they wanted to see peace and development in the region. (ANI)

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