At least 80 Wazir tribesmen arrested for attacking pro-govt militant office


PESHAWAR: At least 80 men belonging to the Ahmadzai Wazir tribe were arrested in Dera Ismail Khan on Wednesday, while the district police officer (DPO) was transferred after a mob torched the offices of an Aman Lashkar (tribal peace militia) the other day.

An angry mob of the Wazir tribe set offices of the group and two cars in Madina Colony on fire to protest the alleged murder of a young lawyer. Family of the deceased, Idrees, claimed his car had crashed into the accused’s vehicle resulting in a heated argument between the two parties. Later a member of Aman Lashkar opened fire on Idrees and his family – killing the young man and injuring his brother.

Following the incident, Wazir and other tribes of South Waziristan demanded immediate arrest of the suspect, threatening to stage a protest.

DI Khan Deputy Inspector General Police Syed Fida Hussain said in a statement that the suspect had surrendered himself as the police were in search of two other suspects involved in the murder.
He added that the individuals who were part of the mob that burned down properties will also be prosecuted according to the law. The statement also said that the individuals, who reacted in the aftermath of the murder, by burning down properties, shall also be dealt with harshly and according to the law.