ATCA stages protest against WEBOC,NLC

LANDIKOTAL: Office bearers of All Torkham Custom clearance agents are seen protesting against the new system implemented by authorities in Landikotal.

Shamsul-Amin Pirzada

LANDIKOTAL: A large number of Torkham clearing agents,traders, Khyber Political alliance, civil society members and residents of Landikotal on Wednesday observed a protest demonstration and rally in Landiktal bazaar in favor of their demands.

The chairman of All Torkham custom clearence  Agents Association , Mirajuddin Shinwari and its president, Hayatullah Shinwari led the protest.

They  marched from the hospital chowk and gathered at Bacha Khan square in Landikotal bazaar. They were holding black flags and banners inscribed with slogans against the new WEBOC system introduced for import and export from Afghanistan via Torkham border. They also chanted slogans against Torkham NLC officials for violation of Torkham NLC Terminal agreement.

 Speaking on the occasion speakers,Mirajuddin Shinwari, Aftatab Alam Afridi Zarnoor Afridi, Shermat Khan Afridi and Zarqeeb Shinwari said that it was not acceptable for them to use snatch business from them. They said officials of the National logistics Cell(NLC), Frontier Corpse(FC) and Pakistan customs should resolve their issues in Torkham rather to make them jobless.

LANDIKOTAL: Hundreds of locals, custom clearance agents are seen in the picture gathered at Bacha Khan square for demanding facilities at Torkham.

“We will not follow the WEBOC system  of the jungle and will not under presure of the direct threats given to them by the Khyber Rifles official”, said Mirajuddin.

 He addressed the officials must not violate the agreement Khugakhel tribepeople signed with NLC.

MNA Shajee Gul representative Nadeem Afridi, PTI activit, Abdur Raziq Shinwari, ANP Khyber Agency leader Shah Hussain Shinwari also spoke on the occasion.

e protesters appealed to the Chief of Army Staff, General Qamar Javed Bajwa to take notice of the issue.

They threatened that they would stage protest in Islamabad if the WEBOC  system not take back untill next Monday.



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