LAKKI MARWAT: Dozens of women beneficiaries of Benazir Income Support Programme on Monday staged protest against deduction from the amount they receive and closure of ATMs in Serai Naurang area of Lakki Marwat.

The protesting women blocked Bannu Road in Serai Naurang for all kinds of vehicular traffic and chanted slogans against the government for deducting amount.

They complained that all banks have closed their ATM machines deliberately so that the beneficiaries could not withdraw their cash. Besides, money is also deducted when they withdraw the cash for which they wait from morning to evening in long queues.

They urged the government to set up separate centers for BISP beneficiaries so that they could withdraw cash easily. The protesters dispersed peacefully after Assistant Commissioner assured that they their problem would be resolved.

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