Pak-Afghan highway remains close on 5th day in Landikotal


By Ashrafuddin Pirzada
LANDIKOTAL: To record their protest against the alleged murder of a local resident, political party leaders and family members of slain Adnan Shinwari continued their set-in at Charwazgay Chowk in Landikotal on the 5th day.

Several political leaders and parliamentarians including MPA Shafiq Sher Afridi and MPA Mir Kalam have so far visited the protesters and expressed the alleged murder by the Counter-Terrorism Department(CTD) a few days ago.

Speaking on the occasion, Mir Kalam Wazir, MPA Shafiq Sher, ANP Khyber district president Shah Hussain Shinwari, JUI(F)trial districts deputy chief Mufti Muhammad Ejaz Shinwari and others said that they were demanding their due rights in the light of the constitution of Pakistan.

They said that if the slain Adnan Shinwari was involved in any case he should have to be produced in court. The speakers said that they want to protect their children as it was the duty of the state to protect the life of its citizens.

Earlier, Pashtoon Tahafuz Movement(PTM) leader and MNA Ali Wazir were stopped at the Karkhano check post and did not allow to join the protesters’ set-in in Landikotal.

A large number of residents and political party leaders visited the set-in camp at Charwazgay Chowk and participated in the Qul of the Adnan Shinwari.
The road remained closed from 9 am to 5 pm for all kinds of traffic. Hundreds of loaded and empty trucks were parked on both sides of the Pak-Afghan highway from Torkham to Karkhano markets.

The protesters said that their protest would be continued till their demands not fulfilled.