Tribesmen threat to discontinue power supply to grade station


Political, religious, social and other elements of the tribal society threatened that if power was not resumed as per previous policy to them they will suspend power supply to the local grid station and originate protest sit-in in front of it.
Addressing to an emergency press conference held here in Landi Kotal press club on Thursday under the head of City Mayor Haji Shah Khalid,Awami National Party(ANP)local leader Fazal Rehman Afridi,Murad Hussain Afridi of Jamiate Islami(JI),chief of Landi Kotal Bazar union Haji Jafer,Jamiat Ullemae Islam Fazalrehman(JUI-F)Qari Nazeem Gul,General Secretary Khyber Sports Club Kaleemullah Shinwari,social workers Ilyas Shinwari along with dozens of political, religious and tribal elites categorically condemned the WAPDA decision to withdrawing the favour to provide supply of power to the tribesmen five hours daily following the government took back subsidy, granted to the tribal.
It is obligatory on the State to guarantee all basic rights to the masses but ironically the tribesmen have been deprived of facilities for the last seven decades, they added and said in the 12th century we beg for provision of electricity, water and health facilities in Landi Kotal.
They maintained that a 20 members committee had been formulated to discuss the issue with the officials and elders of district Khyber would be taken into confidence to collectively raise voice against the injustice.
They urged the concerned authorities to resume electricity to subdivision Landi Kotal as per old scheme (five hours daily)and let them recommence daily activities.
The participants threatened that if their misery was not addressed within two days then they would organize a protest sit-in front of the grid station and would utilize all options to convince the highup for considering their problems on priority basis.
It is to be stated here that according to the new policy the tribesmen will have a two hour supply of electricity round the clock that annoyed the citizens of the merged districts.