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KP assembly passes resolution on Lowari Tunnel

PESHAWAR, Dec 14 (APP): Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly on Friday passed a unanimous resolution demanding of the federal government to keep Lowari Tunnel open for vehicular traffic for five-hour a day during winter season. The joint resolution on the issue was moved by Provincial Minister for Population Welfare, Saleem Khan and Anwar Khan of PPP were also carrying the signatures of the parliamentary leaders of PPP, Abdul Akbar Khan and ANP’s Bashir Ahmad Bilour. In the resolution, both members said that due to heavy snow fall Lowari Top, Lowari Pass road has been closed for vehicular traffic and hundreds of people were stranded on both sides of the tunnel. Through the resolution they demanded of the provincial government to take up the matter with federal government for directing National Highway Authority (NHA) for keeping the tunnel open for five hours a day (5/7) every of week till the end of the winter season and reopening of Lowari Pass for traffic to minimize the problems of the people of landlocked district Chitral. Earlier, the movers plead the chair for suspension of the rules of procedure to allow the presentation of the resolution. The chair put the resolution to verbal vote and the whole house replied with unanimous “Yes” to pass the resolution unanimously.]]>

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