According to the pamphlet distributed by the militants in the Mehsud territory of South Waziristan on Monday, it appealed to all residents of South Waziristan to vacate the agency owing to the war. A general amnesty was also extended to all persons leaving the area.
It added that no NGO or any NGO contractors were allowed to operate in the area. Rather it termed them as legitimate targets. Included in this list were employees associated with educational activities, health, and members of the Khasadar force (volunteer force). The handout said that these people, if caught working will be treated as criminals.
The militant group also warned that house owners, and others who had helped members of the Mehsud tribe live in or settle in Waziristan, had committed a crime.
The notice also carried a warning for those operating transportation enterprises. The handout said these people were committing an “unpardonable crime”.
Below is the translated text of the pamphlet received by The Express Tribune:
Last warning for residents of Mehsud circle in South Waziristan agency
1- All the people are warned and appealed that they should vacate the Sourth Waziristan area as there is a war going on here.
2- We have not permitted any NGO or any contractor of any NGO nor we ever allow such people; they all are our targets.
3- We declare general amnesty to all the people who leave the area.
4- All the employees associated with education and health and NGOs and the khasadar force will be treated as criminals.
5- The signatory malkan and those who have sent Mehsud people to live in Waziristan, and those who invite them and who help them and assist them in settling here are also committing the crime.
6- All those who run any kind of transport or manage transport in the Mehsud circle are also committing unpardonable crime and are advised to refrain from it.
From: Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan, South Waziristan Agency Circle
The Express Tribune