PARACHINAR, 26 July: Disabled persons in Kurram Agency on Monday staged a protest demonstration against the highhandedness of Levies personnel.

The disabled persons blocked the main Parachinar road for all kinds of traffic due to which the commuters and transporters faced difficulties. The protesters said about 50 disabled persons came to the political agent’s office to discuss their problems. They said they were waiting for the political agent outside the office when Levies personnel tortured them and also hurled verbal abuses.

A protester told TNN that they were gathered outside the political agent’s office when a Levies official tortured them. “One of our colleagues was severely injured and the hand of another colleague was broken,” he said.

Another protester said the disabled people are also citizens of Pakistan but they are not treated well.

“We came here to discuss our rights and problems, but we were tortured. We want action against the responsible officials,” he said.

The protesters dispersed peacefully after the administration assured action against responsible officials and resolving their other problems.