1,300 FIRs lodged in Khyber after extension of police to tribal districts.

KHYBER -- With the law and order in most parts of Khyber comparatively under control, officials said that public confidence in local police encouragingly increased as more than 1,300 First Information Reports (FIRs) were registered during the last year at different police stations of the tribal district.

Though police officials were reluctant to share accurate details about the FIRs, they said that the highest number of cases, mostly related to narcotics, was lodged in Bara tehsil. They said that Jamrud had to its share the second most number of narcotics-related FIRs while almost half of the total number of FIRs registered at Landi Kotal police station were against the illegal Afghan nationals arrested at Torkham under 14-Foreign Act.

Official sources said that tribal women too had started approaching police stations for redressal of their grievances, mostly domestic violence against them by their male family members and denial in inheritance to them.

They, however, said that they tried their level best to resolve local issues through the traditional jirga system by involving elders while strict legal action was also taken against those, who tried to take law into their hands.

They said that apart from narcotics smuggling in which a maximum number of drug dealers were booked, issues related to disputed properties and monetary disputes were the other main reasons for registration of FIRs.

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