Peshawar (April 27, 2018): Acting on the directives of civil and military leadership, the political administration of Mohmand Agency announced to slash the number of check-posts in the agency by 55 percent, read a statement issued on Friday.
Moreover, it also announced that the administrative responsibilities of check-posts have been handed over to civil administration where Khasadar and Levies personnel will perform duties from now onwards.
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The security forces would fully cooperate with the civil administration in maintaining peace and order. Earlier this month, the military authorities had transferred their responsibilities to civil administration after 10 years in Lower and Upper Dir districts.In March, the Pakhtun Tahaffuz Movement had demanded the immediate return of all the remaining displaced families of Bara and Tirah to their homes along with handing over security responsibilities to Khasadar and Levies at all checkpoints.The PTM leaders have repeatedly demanded that Frontier Corps should be replaced with Khasadar and Levies forces at all the checkpoints in FATA.