ISLAMABAD: Co-Chairperson Pakistan Peoples Party Asif Ali Zardari directed Advisor to Prime Minister on Interior, Rehman Malik to take immediate steps for restoring peace in Kurram Agency Sunday. On the directive of Rehman Malik, Regional Coordination Officer (RCO) Omar Afridi held four-hours talks with Jirga comprising of Sunni and Shia tribal elders that decided to observe ceasefire by 5 pm Sunday while hand over their trenches to Frontier Corps.
Political Agent of Kurram Agency Zaheerul Islam also distributed ration and Atta among people following directives from the interior ministry. Grand Jirga is likely to be held over the coming few days after opening of all roads and cease fire in order to find a permanent solution to problem. It is pertinent to note that two persons died today in the fresh violence in the agency that has remained unabated over the last several days.-SANA