In North Waziristan thousands of residents blocked roads and observed a shutter-down strike as part of a ‘protest movement’ launched three weeks ago against targeted killings. The Pakistan-Afghanistan trade artery was blocked at Ghulam Khan area in North Waziristan by tribal people protesting against the spurt in militancy. Are the TTP militants being allowed to return as a result of some agreement or have they penetrated the tribal areas illegally? Last month the military secured the nod of the Parliamentary Committee on National Security for peace talks with the banned TTP. This required that the committee be consulted before brokering an agreement with the TTP.
Source: Pakistan Today August 12, 2022 18:04 UTC