In Southern districts of NWFP, Bannu, Dera Ismaeel Khan and Tank, and in tribal areas of Dara Adam Khel, Dir, Kohistan and Waziristan, many girls’ schools opened by NGOs are closed now because extremists have targeted these schools on a plea that education for girls is unislamic and paves the way for westernization of society. In Karak district an NGO headed by Mariam Bibi has closed down all its operations concerning girls education due to pressure from extremist forces, said Mariam Bibi, as quoted by journalist Parveen. "In Bishop and Dankol areas of Bajore Agency, the administrations of middle and primary girls schools have received threatening letters, directing administration to close down schools for girls. Otherwise, their schools will be burnt to ashes, assert the letters. In the girls primary school, 280 girls students are admitted and in the girls middle school 300 girls are getting education, but due to threats the number of girls students is decreasing in both schools. Two girls schools in Tangeeer and Thornala areas were burnt to ashes by extremists. In these tribal areas of NWFP to get foreign aid is considered as sinful act, girls education is declared as an act contrary to Islamic Sharia", said Education Secretary for Northeren areas Jamil Ahmed, as quoted by journalist Parveen. "In Orakzai Agency Incharge Dastkari School Salma Bibi’s son Anosh, daughter Laila and school teacher Syed Jana were brutally killed. This school was opened by Barani Project, an NGO based in Hangu. Local people of the upper Orakzai area are extremely rigid people and are against women’s education", said Mehmood, an ex Pak army serviceman. "Sniff dogs were used by the political administration of Orakzai Agency to find the murderers of Salma Bibi’s son Anosh, daughter Laila and their teacher Syeda Jana. Dogs lead the investigators to an Imam Mosque but the Imam was not arrested", said by Inayat Orakzai. "In the Dir Bala area of Nihag Dara, religious elements has given verdict or fitwa in favor of honor killings. Religious scholars of this area have banned women’s participation in social and political activities, as they consider it unislamic for women to indulge in these activities. Counselor Zubaida, a resident of Dir Bala, and her daughter were brutally killed, but the killers have still not been arrested", said Vice President of Meirman Center, an NGO working for uplift of Women in NWFP, Baji Nasim Akhter. "Heads of NGO’s in NWFP are keeping mum on issue of threats to NGO’S in Karak due to prevaling fear among female members of NGO’S, after the killings of Salma Bibi’s daughter and son and school teacher Syeda Jana," said Tariq, the head of NGO Silver Line in Kohat.