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Pakistan to Give Amnesty to 5 Tribesmen

Pakistan has agreed to an amnesty for five renegade tribesmen accused of sheltering al-Qaida fugitives in return for their promise not to work against Pakistan’s interests, a lawmaker said Friday. Addressing a gathering of tribesmen in Wana, a town near the Afghan border, Maulana Abdul Malik, a member of Parliament’s lower house, said the pardon for the five men would be announced by government and military officials on Saturday. The men were to formally surrender on Saturday at a jirga, or tribal council, in the village of Shakai, 15 miles north of Wana, he said. Full Story

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