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Students block road in protest against NHA, Korean company

Report Gul Hamaad Farooqi
CHITRAL, Dec 14: Students of different colleges of Chitral blocked the main Chitral-Peshawar road for hours as a protest against the National Highway Authority (NHA) for not opening of the Lowari tunnel.
studentsThe Angry students held a public meeting at main Ataleeq Square and agitated against the NHA and Korean staff who did not allow their bus to cross the tunnel while coming to Chitral. They said the students won football trophy from 25 districts and were coming home happily in their college bus carrying the trophy when they were stopped at the tunnel and not allowed to cross it. They said that due to snowfall it was not possible for the heavy bus to travel over the Lowari top. They alleged that oil tankers and loaded trucks of influential contractors were being allowed to use the tunnel.
A large number of police were deployed to meet any unpleasant situation. They students chanted slogans against Deputy Commissioner Chitral, MNA and MPA saying nobody was helping them out.
Meanwhile, all parties’ leaders held a public meeting at PIA square and said people of Chitral were most peace lovers but the government was denying their rights.

 

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