Shalobar tribesmen threaten to boycott polio drive if power supply not restored

BARA: Fed with hours-long loadshedding, elders of Shalobar tribe in Bara tehsil of Khyber district threaten to boycott polio drive and would not allow polio teams if power supply was not restored to their area.

They also threatened to end cooperation with army and district administration and would take Tribal Electric Supply Company to Peshawar High Court.

Addressing a press conference here at Bara Press Club, general secretary Shalobar Khidmat Committee Asghar said that Tesco has sold Rahmat feeder to a private steel mill set up in the area and former chief executive has taken huge kickbacks in its sale.

The elders who were present at the press conference alleged that the power supply company has diverted power supply to factories and taking bribe from them while deprived local residents of the facilities forcing them to live in scorching heat.

They demanded of the government to restore power supply or else they would not vaccinate their children against polio.

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