BARA: Participations of seminar organized by Bara traders urged Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) government for assistance to revive commercial activities and reconstruct war-affected educational institutions in Bara tehsil.

The seminar was arranged by the Bara press club and traders association in Tehsil Bara of Khyber district. They passed a unanimous resolution asking for attention towards the core issues faced by the people of the area.

The participants said that keeping in view the present situation of the Khyber Tribal district, the provincial government was asked to make the recently elected Member Provincial Assembly (MPAs) as the part of the provincial cabinet to raise the issues at a proper platform without any delay.

The participants revealed that a total of 12000 shops were destroyed during the years-long extremism and militancy in Bara Bazaar. For its rehabilitation and revival, they demanded the government to provide easy financial support to traders in the form of soft loans. They also demanded that the process of taking loans for the reconstruction of war-affected shops should be made further easier.

Like other parts of the country, the massive electricity load shedding is playing havoc with the few remaining industries and trades in the Khyber district, lamented the speakers of the seminar asking the government to provide them none power supply so that their business units remain in operation without a break.

On this occasion, the traders and Bara press club have constituted a special committee comprising of journalists, senior traders and tribal elders to raise the issues faced by the people of Bara with concern officials.

The committee is named as ‘Bara Qaumi council’ and would identify the urgent issues faced by tribal people in Bara and after taking elected MPAs and MNAs into confidence, issues will be raised with federal and provincial government’s officials for immediate resolution.

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