PESHAWAR: The Pesha­conflict high court has sought comments from federal secretaries of defence and interior on a writ petition filed by way of a resident of Khyber tribal district in search of diyat (blood cash) for the killing of seven of his near circle of relatives individuals in a bombing in the Tirah Valley approximately four years ago.

A -judge percent bench comprising leader Justice Waqar Ahmad Seth and Justice Abdul Shakoor Khan directed the secretaries to reply to the points raised by petitioner Shameen Khan, a resident of Jamrud, who claimed that his brother, sister-in-regulation and 5 nephews had been killed within the bombing by using allegedly Pakistan Air force (PAF) planes on Sept 18 and 19, 2015, inside the Rajgal location of Tirah.

The federal authorities via the secretaries of defence, finance and indoors, the Khyber Pakhtun­khwa leader secretary, provincial domestic secretary, establishment secretary and Khyber deputy commissioner were named as respondents within the petition.

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recommend Atteequr Rehman, representing the petitioner, argued that his client and his own family contributors have been peaceful and law-abiding citizens. He said the own family residence of the petitioner and their neighbours have been allegedly bombed by means of the PAF planes at midnight in which his brother Samtar Gul, his spouse and 5 kids had been killed, even as his consumer had suffered injuries.

The counsel stated his consumer’s residence were destroyed and numerous livestock head killed, adding that the attack had been accomplished while the petitioner and circle of relatives individuals were asleep. He claimed that the bombing have been executed with out right identification and inquiry approximately the presence of terrorists within the place, contending that the killings amo­u­nted to Qatl-i-Amd (inten­t­ional homicide) protected below penal sections of the law.

The counsel talked about that then political agent had ordered charge of repayment to the song of Rs300,000 for each dece­ased, while not anything were given in lieu of harm induced to the house and farm animals head. He argued that the government became responsibility sure and it was constitutional obligation of the state to protect the lifestyles and liberty of the human beings of Pakistan earlier than making such an assault towards militants or any evil forces.

posted in sunrise, June 14th, 2019