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Tribal council demolishes houses of criminals in Pak

Press Trust of India  |  Peshawar 

In an unusual punishment, the tribal council in a district in Pakistan's province today demolished two houses of alleged criminals and imposed Rs 1.5 million fine on them for flouting an agreement.

The houses of Mukamil and Latif were demolished by tribal Jirga (council) in Orakzai tribal district.

They had killed four persons, including two brothers, over a property dispute in Sheikhan area of central Orakzai few days back, officials said.

They were punished for flouting an agreement reached between two tribes of Central and Lower Orakzai tribal district.

Tribal council is authorised to demolish houses and impose other penalties on people who violates the agreement and found guilty.

Jirga is centuries old institute in Pashtun culture and has been the most important mechanism for resolving disputes.

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First Published: Thu, August 09 2018. 20:05 IST