After so many weeks a Civilian passengers convey was announced by Commandant FC Col Tausef on Wednesday morning. Passengers from Parachinar Tehsil Upper Kurram traveled to Tehsil AliZai Lower Kurram covering 60 km without any fear & without convoy as this area is free of militants Taliban and controlled by Turi & Bangash tribes.
Eye witnesses said that when the convey reached at AliZai Tehsil in Lower Kurram Security forces escorted the Civilians Convoy to Provide them Security for just 30 km from AliZai Lower Kurram to Tehsil Thall of Distt Hangu.
They added that that When Convey escorted by FC reached the Chapari Village near chapari checkpost in Lower Kurram at that Points ambushed militants opened fired on vehicles.
But The drivers of Civilian convoy did not feared the firing and without stopping the vehicles continued driving and due to the bravery of these drivers lives of dozens of People in the convoy remained safe but nine persons including children and women were injured while one of the injured a bus conductor is in critical condition. Eyewitness further told that when the civilian passenger convoy was attacked the security forces did not responded to the attack of the Terrorist Taliban , while they acted as silent spectator instead of taking action against the terrorists.
Meanwhile emergency meeting of Tribal Elders Council held in headquarter of Kurram Agency in which representatives of six tribal participated. They declared the latest convoy attack as breach of the Muree agreement and termed it as state sponsored terrorism against the lawful citizens of Kurram Agency.
They council of Elders added that two weeks ago ISPR issued a statement in newspapers that main Parachinar Thall Road is safe and open for passengers by ignoring the ground realities. Elders Council added that if the concerned road was 100% safe to travel then why the escort was arranged by FC even after so many weeks so ISPR announcement, and if it was an ambush then why the terrorists were not counter attacked and brought to book , as deceiving innocent Shia Population Parachinar is it self a crime.
They further told that since April2007 for more than ten times official convey escorted by FC were targeted by militants Taliban in different occasions but all the time neither Security forces FC single soldier injured nor the FC official vehicle was damaged which creates questions that either Taliban are friendly to security forces FC.
Elders added that in these mentioned attacks on convoys more than one hundred Turi and Bangash tribe men, women children were murdered, kidnapped , slaughtered and even burnt alive but FC was silent spectator instead of taking action against the attacking Terrorists.
Elders council passed a combine resolution demanding Government to collect Rs.40Millions fine from the rival party according to Muree agreement signed by all the stake holders including government as it is mentioned in Muree agreement that whoever will attack on Road in Kurram Agency jurisdiction will be liable to pay the said fine while it has already been twice violated once in village Charkhel on July 17, 2010 & on Wednesday Dec 22, 2010, they warned the Government , if the accord is not respected in letter and spirit then they will not cooperate with government in any negotiations and talks.