GHALLANAI, 18 November: The political administration has withdrawn tax on transportation of food items in Mohmand Agency.

Political Agent Mehmood Aslam Wazir said in a statement that no tax will be received on transportation of food items from settled areas to Mohmand Agency. The statement said the administration has taken this step keeping in view the welfare of the people of Mohmand Agency. All the Levies officials deputed on entry points of Mohmand Agency have been directed to ensure implementation of the orders and stop receiving tax on transportation of flour, rice, spices, sugar and other food items.

The citizens have been asked to immediately lodge complaint with the political agent if any official sought tax on transportation of food items. The administration said action will be taken against officials not implementing the order.