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Afghan, Pak tribal elders hold peace gathering

Afghan, Pak tribal elders hold peace gathering

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Apr 23, 2017 - 21:15

GARDEZ (Pajhwok): Tribal elders from Pakistaninfo-icon and Afghanistaninfo-icon on Sunday held a joint gathering in southeastern Paktia province and agreed to work together for bringing peace and stability to the region.

Elders from Chankani, Patan, Muqbil, Mangal, Zazai and Karkha districts and some from across the Durand Lineinfo-icon attended the gathering in the border town of Dand Patan.

They discussed the reopening of crossing points between Pakistan and Afghanistan and decided to work together in this regard.

Tribal elder from Pakistan’s Khyber Pakhunkhwa province, Nawroz Khan, told Pajhwok Afghan News: “We had organized jirgas (tribal meetings) in the past as well for peace and today’s gathering was about peace.”

He said tribes on both sides of the border wanted peace and uninterrupted movement of commercial vehicles.

Another elder from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Bahadar Khan, said they were under pressure from the Pakistani government and their lives had become difficult.

In the jirgainfo-icon, Paktia tribal elders said terrorists should not be assisted in any way for the sake of peace in the region.

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