MARDAN, 4 October: The people of Mardan city on Saturday staged a protest demonstration against the Tehsil Municipal Authority (TMA) over poor sanitation in the city.

The protesters said heaps of garbage could be seen everywhere in the city and the drainage system has also been blocked in various areas due to which the people are facing a difficult situation and the spread of epidemic diseases is also feared. They alleged that the workers of TMA don’t perform their duties honestly. They demanded the TMA to take immediate measures for sanitation of the city.

“There are many workers of the TMA who receive salaries from the government but work at the Hujras (male guest houses) of influential people,” a protester told TNN. He said the newly elected nazims have claimed that these workers have been brought back, but their performance is invisible in the city.

“It was claimed that five people have been provided for sanitation of every village council, but still the whole city is polluted and sanitation is invisible anywhere,” the protester said.

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