Jirga imposes Rs19.2m fine on killers of SUP activist.

SUKKUR -- A big jirga (tribal court) held at the Sindh United Party (SUP) office here on Friday imposed a fine of Rs19.2 million on four persons for killing an activist of the party, Qaimuddin Sarki, some four years ago, in Thull town of Jacobabad district for refusing to pay to them protection money.

Attended by several hundred members of the Buriro and Sarki clans as well as activists of SUP and various other nationalist parties, the jirga was chaired by the party's senior vice president Roshan Buriro and Pakistan Peoples Party MPA Dr Sohrab Sarki.

MPA Sohrab Sarki and SUP's Roshan Buriro pronounce their ruling

Representatives of the rival sides presented their respective cases during the proceedings in the presence of Sardar Saddam Hussain Buriro, the chieftain of his clan, and notables including Babu Abdul Qadir Buriro, Mehboob Ali Soomro and Akram Jaskani.

The aggrieved side accused Asghar alias Garho Buriro, Shabbir Ahmed Buriro, Nadir Ali and Rab Nawaz Buriro of trying to terrorise Qaimuddin Sarki to extort him in the name of protection money. They said the...

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