PESHAWAR, 26 December: The residents of Shawa tehsil of North Waziristan agency on Monday protested against the construction of Kurram Tangi dam.

The tribesmen gathered outside the Peshawar press club and protested in their traditional style. They danced to the beats of drums and chanted slogans against the construction of the dam.

They protesting tribesmen said with the construction of the dam, nearly 300,000 population of the Shawa tehsil would be affected. They feared that if the dam was constructed, all their cultivable lands, houses and graveyards would submerge in water.

Rejecting the project they said it was a matter of life and death for them and they would not allow the government to construct the dam at any cost.