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Tribesmen in Jandola hold protest to seek compensation

February 6th, 2021; Bureau Report; PESHAWAR; The Bettani tribesmen have held a protest camp at Jandola town of the district in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa to call for compensation of damages suffered in the Rah-i-Nijat military operation. Scores of affected tribesmen participated in the protest camp in Jandola on Thursday, calling upon the provincial government to pay compensation for shops and businesses destroyed in the military operation in 2009. “The government has compensated tribal affectees in Khyber Agency, Bajaur and other areas but those from the Bettani tribe in Jandola have been denied any payment,” an affected tribesmen tells Voicepk.net. An affected tribesman, Abdullah, said 700 shops were damaged during the military operation and the affected owners had not been paid any compensation.