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Mohmand

 

a group of Afghan and Pashto tribes living in the region of the Khyber Pass, in Afghanistan and Pakistan. They number approximately 300,000 (1970, estimate). They speak an Eastern Pashto dialect. They are Sunni Muslims. They are divided into two groups: the Bar Mohmand (upper, or highland, Mohmand) and the Kuz Mohmand (lowland, or valley, Mohmand). The highland Mohmand engage in farming and cattle raising (some are nomads), and the lowland Mohmand engage in farming.

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He cautioned that some elements wanted to disrupt the construction of Mohmand Dam and we the Mohmands should be aware of it and foil all such attempts of those who want to disrupt the dam project.
He told that Mohmands have rendered sacrifices for the country in past and today we are proving our patriotism by selling our land comparatively at low rate for the dam.
SHABQADAR -- With Mohmand Dam inauguration, twice delayed, is set to be held in the first week of February, tribal people of the area have again demanded clear word on payment of royalty and other compensation for their land that would be lost to the project.
The demand was raised at a Jirga held at Shaheed Banda an area in the proximity of the Mohmand Dam site.
The Jirga held in Mohmand tribal district, where apart from MNAs Sajjid Mohmand and advocate Anwar Taj tribal elders of Essa Khel, Burhan Khel, Utman Khel and Malagori, political parties' leadership and a large number of local also participated.
Addressing the Jirga ANP leader Nisar Khan, PPP leader Shah Sawar Khan, and JUI-F leader Maulana Muhammad Arif and tribal elder Itbar Gul and Iqrar Khan while welcoming the construction of Mohmand Dam on their soil which will produce 700 megawatt electricity and irrigate thousands of acres of barren land in Mohmand and Charsadda demanded of the elected representative to ensure the rights of the people of the area
He added that he will try to construct separate grid station for the lower Mohmand to ensure full voltage electricity.
MNAs Sajid Mohmand of Mohamand tribal district also addressed the Jirga and told the Mohmand tribesmen that they were fortunate that next month PM Imran Khan will inaugurate Mohmand dam on their soil.
All demands including electricity at subsidised rates, establishment of industrial estate, employment till grade 15 to locals, development of health, education and communication works,provision of pure drinking water to entire Mohmand district had been duly made.