LOWER DIR: Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf MPA Humayun Khan has said that his party workers will never accept establishment of National Highway Authority toll plaza in Chakdara.
Addressing a meeting of Adenzai Qaumi Jirga held in Chakdara with its president Khurshid Ali Khan in the chair, he said he had submitted a resolution in the provincial assembly against the NHA toll plaza.
MPA Humayun Khan said that he would lead the people to protest against the NHA if the toll plaza was established in Chakdara. He said he had also informed the deputy commissioner about the grievances of people.
He said NHA should focus on repair of roads and provide better facilities to motorists before making such a decision.
He said people of Lower Dir, Upper Dir, Chitral and Bajaur would never accept the NHA toll plaza.
Other members of the jirga also opposed the NHA decision and said that people and transporters were pressuring them to launch an agitation against NHA.
They said Malakand division had been declared a tax-free zone so the people would not accept road tax. They asked the government and NHA to reverse the decision in the best interest of people as they would have take to streets if the decision was implemented.