BANNU, 20 May: Perhaps the first one after so many years due to deteriorated law and order situation, a huge public meeting was held in Janikhel Wazir area of Bannu district today.

The meeting was attended by a number of local elders and electorate wherein it was decided to pitch a consensus candidate, having no affiliation with any political party, for Tehsil Council representing Janikhel Union Council. All the participants of the meeting agreed on the name of Haji Muneer as their candidate.

They said they always supported candidates of certain political parties in elections but they badly failed the people of the area. This is why we are left with no other option but to pitch our own candidate.

Due to the negligence of our elected representative the Janikhel Union Council suffered a lot in terms of law and order, education, health and communication, they said. “Now we have a consensus candidate and we will fully support him. We have lost confidence in our members [of the national and provincial assemblies] and ministers. They have failed us. We are facing problems of metal roads, power and education, which is why we pitched our own candidate for the upcoming local government election,” they said.

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