Jirga decides to torch houses of women drug smugglers in Lower Kurram

PARACHINAR: A jirga of Watizai tribe on Sunday decided to set fire to the houses of women involved in drug smuggling in Lower Kurram Agency.
The jirga held in Mandori area of Lower Kurram took several decisions to control drug smuggling and drug peddling in the agency. During the jirga it was decided that complete ban will be imposed on sale and purchase of drugs. It was decided that strict action would be taken against the violators of the ban.
The jirga decided to impose Rs 100,000 fine on shopkeepers involved in drug peddling whereas facilitators of drug peddlers would be fined Rs 500,000. Moreover, Rs 1,000,000 fine would be imposed on those who were found involved in smuggling of drugs in their vehicles.
The jirga constituted a 20-member committee to be headed by Malak Haji Badshah Khan for action against drug peddlers and drug smugglers.
Local people have welcomed the jirga’s decisions.
Malak Muhammad Ayub, jirga member told TNN that the jirga has decided to fine shopkeepers who were found involved in sale of hashish, heroin and wines. He said that houses of women drug peddlers and smugglers would be demolished as a punishment. -TNN

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