Chitral court orders opening of tunnel on alternative days

CHITRAL, Dec 20: The senior civil judge Chitral has ordered the ministry of communication and the Korean construction company to keep the unfinished Lowari tunnel open for the public transport on alternate days instead of two days in a fortnight. judgeIt may be noted that on Dec 6, the Peshawar High Court had ordered the NHA to open the tunnel for three days every week. Read here:  https://www.chitraltoday.net/?s=phc+lowari+tunnel+open The local lawyers had filed a petition with the court of senior civil judge Syed Ali Raza praying for a stay order against the decision of the federal government to keep the tunnel closed for 12 days continuously for the passengers while in the previous years it was opened for three days a week. The petition had been jointly filed by the president of district bar association Alamzeb advocate and president of Peshawar High Court bar association’s Chitral circuit bench chapter Abdul Wali Khan. The representatives of National Highway Authority and Sambu also appeared before the court. The court took stern notice of the case of closing the tunnel for the residents of Chitral on the grounds of special rights of people and observed that in the absence of any other route connecting Chitral and other parts of the country in the winter season except the tunnel, it was an infringement in the rights of half a million people of Chitral. The court ordered to keep the tunnel opened for the public on alternate days till March 31 next year.–Zahiruddin]]>

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