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HRCP states violence displaces in Tirah

Lahore: The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) expresses deep concern at the prevailing situation in the Tirah valley, Khyber agency. The Commission strongly condemns the bomb attack killing at least 17 people at Jalozai, this past Friday on a camp for those internally displaced by the violence in Tirah valley.

The Commission extends sympathy and sincere condolences to all those who have suffered due to the blast.  It is regrettable that the Government has been unable to establish its writ in the valley, where the violence perpetrated by extremists has been continuing for several months. It seems that after the recent escalation of violence control over a sizeable territory has been lost to the militants.

The Commission implores the Government to take the necessary and proper measures required to immediately re-establish control in the Valley. Further, the Government should make all adequate provisions to ensure the well-being and speedy rehabilitation of all those who have become Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) due to this conflict.

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