A road barricaded by the security forces in Bara area in Khyber Agency. - Photo by Saleemur Rehman Afridi

BARA, 3 June: The residents of Bara tehsil of Khyber Agency have demanded the government to open all the barricaded roads to make their travelling easier.

The local people told TNN that the government has started repatriation process of the internally displaced persons (IDPs) and also opened 120 schools in the area but all the main routes had been closed due to which they are facing lots of difficulties. They said the closure of routes has affected students, teachers, patients and other people who travel for different purposes.

The area people said most of students of the area travel to settled areas to attend their schools and colleges, but they could not reach their educational institutions in time due to closure of routes.

“We are facing many difficulties due to barricades in our routes. May children have started living in hostels in settled areas to avoid daily harassment while travelling in Bara,” a local tribesman told TNN.

“People suffer a lot when they take patients to hospitals. We demand the government to open all the routes so that we could carry out our routine activities without any trouble,” another local person said.

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