60 members of Karmazkhel tribe arrested under collective responsibility law in South Waziristan

WANA: Sixty members of Karmazkhel tribe of South Waziristan Agency have been arrested under the collective responsibility law after incidents of fire in Agency Headquarters Hospital and National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA) office.

Kamran Khan, Assistant Political Agent of Wana, headquarters of South Waziristan, said 45 among the arrested people have been taken to Dera Ismail Khan Jail. He said all the suspects in the two cases have been arrested and further investigations are underway. He said the people involved in these incidents will be punished, while innocent persons will be set free.

Ali Wazir, a social activist, said such arrests further radicalise the minds of people. He said the arrested people also include doctors, engineers and students. He called upon the government to release the innocent people.

The administration of Kurram Agency has also arrested three people under collective responsibility law. Two security personnel were killed and five others injured in three blasts in the area few days ago. -TNN

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