Mob Protest Police Inaction Over Abduction of 2 North Waziristan’s Drivers in Sindh

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  • The protest was called by the Political Alliance Waziristan
  • 20 killed in the past 4 months
  • FATA served as headquarters for local and foreign terrorists until 2017

A protest was witnessed against the police inaction following the abduction of two drivers hailing from North Waziristan. The protest called by Political Alliance Waziristan on Monday was attended by a large number of civil society activists. It is reported that police did not take action to secure the release of the drivers. 

The drivers were looted and then abducted on the main road of Shikarpur in Sindh five days ago. They were shifted to an unknown place, they added. The incident took place as the chaos of target killing is on a rise against people belonging to the tribal district.

A rise in targeted killings in the erstwhile Federally Administered Tribal Area Region(FATA) has been reported. Nearly 20 people have been killed in the past 4 months. As per statistics, 46 such incidents have been reported in North Waziristan, while 51 were recorded in 2019. 

 Last year in November, Malak Raees Khan, a notable Pashtun tribal leader in North Waziristan, was killed. South Waziristan and North Waziristan, which are two of the seven former semi-autonomous tribal regions in Pakistan also known as FATA, served as headquarters for local and foreign terrorists until 2017. 

 The army claimed it has cleared the mountainous region of terrorists following several operations to eliminate the Tehrik-i-Taliban in Pakistan (TTP).  Islamabad claims the group has now set up bases across the border to attack Pakistani security forces and civilians

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