Arrest of vani jirga members demanded
DERA GHAZI KHAN, May 24 2006: MNA Ameena Jaafar Leghari demands early arrest of the members of a vani jirga held in Gaddai Town in April. At a news conference here on May 23, the MNA spoke against district nazim Maqsood Leghari for protecting jirga members. She threatened if jirga members – Mewa Khan, Khalil Aliani, Malik Ilahi Bakhsh, Mitha Khan, Malik Ghaus Bakhsh and Ghulam Sarwar – were not arrested, a protest move would be launched against the nazim.
She alleged the nazim had failed in controlling the law and order situation in the district. She also asked the district coordination officer and the district police officer to control smuggling of Iranian petrol as the transfer of the political assistant was not a right action to check the illegal practice. She said the district government should clear its position either it was with the PML-Q or the PML-N. She claimed owing to these circumstances, the Punjab chief minister was reluctant to visit Dera Ghazi Khan.
She blamed the nazim for halting the literacy program to please his allies in the PML-N. Even he was not ready to allow the establishment of a non-formal literacy school in the tribal area, she said. Ameena Jaafar Leghari and her MNA spouse had supported the district nazim in his election, but now they have developed differences with him over a contract for minerals which has been won by a nazim-backed party.