KARACHI: The current murder of 9 individuals in a bloody tribal feud in Kashmore area has once again highlighted one of the major security obstacles being encountered by law enforcement agencies in upper Sindh in addition to the role of tribal chiefs and also influential people in it.
Kashmore SSP Amjad Ahmed Sheikh had told the media just recently that 15 “offenders’ had been killed in his area and peace was restored yet certain influential persons did not such as the accomplishment. He did not call anyone, nonetheless.
A ‘secret’ police report prepared by senior police officer SSP Kamran Nawaz, who had actually just recently offered in Shikarpur, had actually determined a number of personalities including certain lawmakers that were apparently sustaining embattled tribes.
PPP, GDA males named in cops report
The record revealed that a Teghani-Bijarani bloody feud in Kandhkot-Kashmore as well as Shikarpur areas started in 2012 over stealing of buffaloes.
” Teghanis delight in support of MPA Imtiaz Ahmed Shaikh, whereas Bijaranis are sustained by MPA Mir Shabbir Khan Bijarani,” asserted the police report seen by Dawn.
Both Mr Shaikh and Mr Bijarani are rural ministers in the Pakistan Peoples Party government.
‘ Bloody fights can be settled if influential persons quit sustaining rival sides’
It has actually been mentioned that a Qambrani-Marfani fight in Shikarpur started in 2006 after a murder that occurred over a land conflict.
” Qambranis take pleasure in assistance of Agha Siraj Khan Durrani, Speaker Sindh Setting Up, whereas Marfanis are supported by MNA Mir Abid Khan Bhayo and also his bro Babul Khan Bhayo, that is likewise the tribal chief of Marfanis.”
Mr Durrani and Mr Bhayo likewise come from the PPP.
The record claimed that Odho-Kharos bloody feud in Shikarpur district emerged in 2010 over a land dispute.
” Odhos take pleasure in support of Agha Siraj Khan Durani, Speaker Sindh Setting Up, whereas Kharos [sub-tribe of Jatois] are sustained by ex-MNA Dr Muhammad Ibrahim Jatoi and his bro ex-MPA Mir Abid Jatoi.”
The Odho-Jakhrani bloody feud in Jacobabad began in 2018 over a scuffle in between two teams of children throughout a cricket suit in a village.
The police report declared that Odhos took pleasure in support of Sardar Muhammad Panah Odho, the previous area council Jacobabad chairman, whereas Jakhranis are supported by MNA Mir Aijaz Khan Jakhrani, who is additionally the chief of Jakhrani tribe.
Both Odhos and Jahkhranis are associated with the PPP.
The Shar-Seelra fight in Ghotki district erupted in 2007 over belongings of katcha land.
The authorities declared that Shars take pleasure in assistance of MNA Khalid Khan Loond, whereas Seelras are sustained by ex-MNA Ali Gohar Khan Mahar.
Mr Loond came from the PPP whereas Mr Mahar is associated with the Grand Democratic Partnership (GDA).
The Pitafi-Gadani fight in district Ghotki began again the sale of a piece of land.
” Pitafis delight in support of MPA Abdul Bari Pitafi, whereas Gadanis are supported by ex-MNA Ali Gohar Khan Mahar.”
Mr Pitafi is a rural minister in the PPP government.
The Kanasra-Pitafi feud in Khairpur area began in the year 2014 when the livestock of a young boy coming from the Pitafi community got in the areas of Kanasra community.
” Kanasras appreciate support of MPA Rashid Shah Rashdi, whereas Pitafis are sustained by MPA Abdul Bari Pitafi.”
Mr Rashdi comes from the Pakistan Muslim League-Functional which is currently part of the GDA.
The Narejo-Bhutto feud in Khairpur area occurred after the killing of two policemen and a suspected dacoit coming from the Narejo tribe in an encounter. The eliminated suspect’s loved ones took ‘revenge’ and also gunned down family members of a policeman coming from the Bhutto area.
The SSP stated in the record that “Narejos delight in assistance of MPA Syed Javed Shah Jilani, whereas Bhuttos are supported by MNA Nafisa Shah”.
Both Mr Jilani and also Ms Shah come from the PPP.
The elderly policeman recommended in his record that the bloody tribal fights could be settled if the prominent characters “play their duty for the resolution of the tribal fights or withdraw their support”.
The report was also essential of the police for registering blanket FIRs versus hundreds of individuals despite their participation. The enrollment of criminal situations forced these people to end up being absconders, who later got involved in criminal activities.
The record pointed out that in the Qambrani-Marfani fight a total of 23 FIRs had actually been signed up versus 429 individuals. It said 320 of them have become absconders.
It has suggested that police has to submit charge sheet only against ‘authentic implicated’ in courts as well as “names of wrongly linked individuals are kept on column No. 2 so that there is a minimum number of absconders in each instance”.
Ask for lawful help, uplift jobs
Relating to the function of jirgas, the authorities record pointed out that numerous tribal feuds had actually been worked out but resurfaced due to the reason that the fines enforced by the jirgas to settle the conflicts could not be paid.
The record stated that 2 significant concerns– Shar-Seelra as well as Teghani-Bijarani conflicts– had actually been cleared up by jirgas in the year 2017 and 2019, specifically, yet they resurfaced “even if of the factor that cash transactions made a decision by the jirgas could not be implemented in time”.
The record recommended arrangement of lawful help to a great deal of individuals wrongfully implicated in cases at the wish of particular prominent personalities.
It likewise required launching uplift tasks, including financial activities, in the conflict-hit locations with boosted accessibility to hard-to-reach areas and regularisation of the katcha area lands.
The SSP specified in his record that these measures were needed “to totally free individuals from the clutches of the tribal system”.