Dara Adam Khel Bazaar is captured by Taliban militants
Dara Adam Khel homeland of Afridi tribesmen is a small valley surrounded by high mountains and small hills, during two hundred years of British Raj people of this small valley had maintained their independence, their hero Ajab Khan Afridi had kidnapped wife of British Deputy Commissioner Kohat Madam Alais, she was kept in Dara Adam Khel as hostage for few days but was treated well, by Afridi tribe people and was returned to her husband with complete honor and dignity, Old Commissioner house in Kohat is still their, the tree from which Ajab Khan Afridi had climbed into the Bungalow to kidnap Madam Alais is still alive, in memory of Alais Afridi tribe women had created folk songs which can be heard most often in Pushto music programmes, these folk songs are in praise of her beauty and kind heartedness, in 1947 India was divided Pakistan came into being, government of Pakistan like many other tribal areas maintain its presence through Political Agent in Dara Adam Khel too, Political Agent rules Dara Adam Khel through Maliks(chieftains) and is assisted by assistant political agent and Para military force known as Khasadars. Political agent maintain its hold in tribal area through a large audit free budget, British rulers of India had realized the fact that people of NWFP in general and people of its tribal area in particular can only be conquered through financial rewards, Pakistan government also spends large amount of money to keep the tribesmen loyalties in its favor, tribal areas of NWFP shares borders with Afghanistan, and inhabitants of these areas keep on receiving handsome financial rewards from both sides of the borders, in case of hostile relations between both countries.
Free trade of narcotics and weapons is a sole economic activity of the residents of Dara Adam Khel, in each shop of narcotics seller it is clearly written in Urdu, “Pure Cannabis and Opium is available here”, heroine addicts they beg in bazaar of Dara Adam Khel in flocks, some of the chieftains provide refuge to outlaws guilty of crimes like murders in Kohat district of NWFP which is a settled area but shares border with Dara Adam Khel, kidnap for ransom and car lifting is also an economic activity of some chieftains of Dara Adam Khel, “recent action against Amir Syed Charg an alleged chief of car lifters gang is taken by reform committee of Dara Adam Khel, young people of five tribes in Dara Adam Khel have eliminated dirty business of narcotics in Dara Adam Khel, only three persons are killed in conflict with gang of Amir Syed Charg, no presence of Taliban is their in Dara Adam Khel, in case Pakistan government forces initiate action in Dara Adam Khel will possibly meet resistance from the tribes men,” Senator Abdur Raziq Afridi of Dara Adam Khel has told visiting journalists.
“So far more then 27 people are killed, beheaded bodies of two persons were brought to a hospital in Kohat from Dara Adam Khel, Syed Amir Charg and his whole gang is eliminated by Taliban militants, his guest house (Hujra) is captured by Taliban militants, many stolen cars and kidnapped persons are recovered from his custody, visiting journalists were not allowed by to make photographs and films of those Taliban militants which have captured Dara Adam Khel Bazaar area and doing patrolling on motorcycles and cars recovered from custody of Car Lifters gang, all the militants are hiding their face by piece of cloth” a source in Dara Adam Khel has said.
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