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Tribal leaders attend Grand Jirga Iftar to celebrate Fata Merger bill

Tribal leaders attend Grand Jirga Iftar to celebrate Fata Merger bill

GHALANAI: Tribal elders, political leaders and media representatives united in the political compound at Ghalanai Headquarters of Mohmand agency on the invitation of Political Agent Mohmand agency and commandant Mohmand rifles to celebrate the historic KP and Fata merger here on Friday.

At least 200 prominent elders, leaders and members of civil society participated in the Iftar.

Speaking on the occasion, Commandant Mohmand Rifles Colonel Arfan Ali congratulated the elders on the formal launch of the reform process in Fata. He cited the sacrifices rendered by the military and the proud tribal people in attaining sustainable peace in the region. He emphasized the need for the translation of this peace dividend into an all-encompassing prosperity for the tribal belt and Mohmand Agency.

Political Agent Mohmand Wasif Saeed felicitated the participants and stated that it was a blessing that this historical event of merging FATA into KP took place in the holy month of Ramazan. He said that the tribal people and military had rendered countless sacrifices especially over the last 18 years.

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