BARA, 16 October: The residents of Bara Khyber Agency have demanded of Political Administration (PA) to allow the reopening of 80 stone crushing factories in Shalobar areas that were closed due to military operation in 2009.

The dwellers of Bara told TNN that peace had been restored in the volatile Bara tehsil and all most all the residents had returned their homes as a result of military operations . “Therefore, we should be given permission to reopen these factories as early as possible” they said adding the reopening of the stone crushing factories  will not only benefit owners but also provide employment to hundreds of local residents again .

Some of the owners of stone crushers demanded of the government to compensate them for repairing of the factories’ machinery. The closure of the of around 80 stone crushing machines have rendered hundreds of people in the area



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