Road leading to Waziristan from FR Tank blocked due to protest of people for opening of Jandola Road. - Photo by Ayub Bhetani

TANK, 29 October: The people of Sra Ghar area in Frontier Region (FR) Tank on Wednesday staged protest demonstration over non-existence of any concrete road in the area.

The protesters who gathered in front of the deputy commissioner’s office also blocked the road leading to Waziristan for some time to record their protest. The protesters said the government should either repair the existing road in the area, which becomes unusable after rains, or open Jandola Road for them, which had been closed since long.

A protester said Jandola Road had been closed for the last eight years due to which the people depending on the road are facing immense hardships. Another protester said people of Sra Ghar area were left helpless after flood caused havoc in the area. “We demand nothing but opening of Jandola Road, which is our right,” he said.

The protesters dispersed peacefully after Assistant Political Agent Naseer Khan assured them that Jandola Road will be opened for them soon as peace has returned to the area.

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