Nasib Shah Shinwari
LANDIKOTAL: Expressing solidarity and admitting the sacrifices of the Pakistan army and state institutions for the sake of Pakistan and its citizens, a large number of locals and civil society members took out a rally from historical ‘Bab-e-Khyber’ to Pak Afghan border Torkham on Sunday.
The participants of the rally launched their journey from the Jamrud subdivision with national flags hoisted on their vehicles and gathered at Bacha Khan square of Landikotal Bazar.
Talking on the occasion, Mulana Atiq ur Rehman Shinwari, Mairaj Ud Din Shinwari and Malak Said Ghajan Afridi said that the Pakistan army offered sacrifices during the war against terrorism and protected the lives of citizens.
The speakers said that as the writ of government has been restored throughout Fata and peace prevailed everywhere in the country then there was no need for any movement.
The elders demanded the government provide job opportunities and alternate business to the tribesmen of Landikotal as the local people’s trade had already suffered.
The tribal elders vowed that they would not become part of any conspiracy and anti-state group which work to destabilize Pakistan and the state institutions.
The rally participants were holding the national flag of Pakistan and a music band of ‘Rubab and Mangi’ was also accompanying the rally which entertained the rally participants.
The rally reached and ended at the Pak-Afghan border in Torkham.