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NWFP govt, TNSM agree on Swat peace accord

PESHAWAR: NWFP government and banned Tehreek-e-Nifaz e Shariat-e- Muhammadi on Saturday agreed on an agreement over restoration of peace in violence-torn Swat district. According to private TV, the agreement was signed by the representatives of two sides.

According to the agreement, Swat Taliban’s Chief Maulvi Fazlullah will declare a cease-fire in the valley, while the military, presently engaged in carrying out operation against militants, is stated to take part in “rebuilding process”. TNSM Chief Maulana Sufi Mohammad, the father-in-law of Fazlullah, will pave public opinion for a new local administration, to be established in Swat, by holding public gatherings throughout the district.

All the girls’ schools in Swat will also be opened, the agreement was signed in Timergara after the two parties agreed on the points following a long and hectic negotiation process held in the provincial capital. Afrasiyab Khattak and Mian Iftikhar Hussain represented provincial government in the talks with Maulana Muhammad Alam, Amir Izzat and Badshah Sardar representing Maulana Sufi Muhammad.-SANA

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