Janikhel incident: Protesters end sit-in after agreement

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The government and Bannu’s Jani Khel tribe on Monday concluded an agreement where the latter accepted to end the protest and sit-in with immediate effect.

The agreement signing ceremony was held at the Commissioner Office, Bannu, where Chief Minister Khyber Pukhtunkhwa Mahmood Khan presided over the proceedings and counter-signed the agreement inked by Joint Qaumi (Afridi, Orakzai and Marwat) Jirga and elders of Jani Khel tribe, according to the information available with APP.

The Chief Minister on the occasion distributed compensation cheques worth Rs 2.5 million to the four bereaved families.

The agreement took place between the government and tribal elders of Jani Khel to end the protest.

The tribe was protesting against the killing of four youth and demanding the arrest of the culprits. They had announced a march towards Islamabad.

However, the KP government entered into an agreement in Bannu, where the protesters stayed overnight.

Copy of Agreement with Janikhel tribe Kamran Bangash, Special Assistant to the Chief Minister for Information and Higher Education said the breakthrough came in the wee hours of Monday after accepting demands of Janikhel peace jirga by Chief Minister Mahmood Khan.

A Shuhada (martyrs) compensation package will be given to families of the four deceased. The government will introduce a Special development package for Jani Khel.

The government officials and representatives of Jani Khel tribe negotiate for the Agreement in Bannu.

The government will ensure peace in Jani Khel by clearing all armed groups in the area, while the locals will be allowed possession of weapons with license and their houses will not be demolished.