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MINGORA, July 3: Residents of Saidu Sharif in Swat staged protest and blocked the Saidu Sharif-Mingora road in protest against an out-of-order tube-well in the area.

The demonstrators told TNN that local residents had to bring water from far-flung areas because the tube-well of the area was out of order for the last eight days.

“Children fetch water from faraway springs while neighbours have stopped giving us water,” said an area resident.

“Sometimes they say electricity transformer is not working, at times they make another excuse. We want a clear-cut answer as to when this problem will be solved,” said another resident.

The Tehsil Municipal Officer, Mr Nisar Khan, told TNN that the tube-well was not properly working owing to low voltage and excessive loadshedding. He said the employees of his department were trying to resolve the issue as soon as possible.