SWAT, 08 December: The local inhabitants of Swat have demanded of the government to take stern actions against those municipal workers who have been disposing of waste near Swat River.

“The Tehsil Municipal Administration (TMA) workers after collecting waste materials from Mingora and Saidu Sharif, dump it near River Swat. It not only pollutes the environment but also bars tourists from visit the river bank,” complained a local of the area while talking to TNN.

On the other hand, Siraj, chief inspector of the Mingora municipality said the city administration has acquired land near Takhtaband on lease for the disposal of these waste.

He further said actions would be taken against municipal workers for dumping waste near the river.

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