LANDIKOTAL: The people of Kam Shalman area of Landikotal sub-division in Khyber tribal district are facing acute water shortage for the last three months due to fault in the solar panel installed for tube well in the area.

Zakir Shalmani, a local resident, told TNN that the tube well of Haji Speen Kill is non-functional for the last three months.

“We are facing acute drinking water shortage and bring water from far off areas in our vehicles,” he said, adding that people who don’t have vehicles face even more difficulties.

Zakir said several requests have been made to the Public Health Department to repair the solar panel of the tube well, but they did not pay heed.

The elders of the area have demanded the Public Health Department to repair the solar panel of the tube well on emergency basis to end the difficulties of the people.