Tribesmen protest FC personnel’s non-cooperation

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PESHAWAR: A number of Khugakhel tribespeople residing in the Bacha Mina area near the Pak-Afghan border on Friday staged protest against the Frontier Corps (FC) personnel deployed at the Shaheed Mor checkpost.
The protesters were holding banners and placards to convey their demands. They had fastened black bands around their heads.They held the FC personnel on duty responsible for the death of a patient with cardiac problem who breathed his last at the roadside checkpost after his vehicle was not allowed to pass through.
The members of the All Torkham Custom Clearance Agents Union also participated in the protest.The protesters gathered at Shaheed Mor checkpost near the Torkham border and blocked the Torkham-Landikotal Road for traffic for two hours.
The protesters chanted slogans against the FC for carrying outunnecessary checking at the Shaheed Mor checkpost.
Speaking on the occasion, Khanzad Gul Shinwari and Hayatullah Shinwari said that despite serious health condition of the heart patient the FC personnel did not allow the vehicle to shift him to a hospital on time.
The family members of the deceased said they were transporting the patient Ajab Khan Shinwari, a resident of Fatmikhel, to a hospital but he breathed his last waiting for the staff at the checkpost to allow the vehicle.