Protest against KP government held in Landikotal

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By Ashrafuddin Pirzada
LANDIKOTAL: Political parties and civil society members on Sunday staged a protest demonstration against Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government and termed the ex-Fata resources and minerals bill as an illegal occupation of their right that could be the game-changer to revive life in the merged districts.

Speaking on the occasion Pakistan Muslim League(N) president Israr Shinwari said that the PTI let the government started occupying the resources of tribal districts. He said they would not pay the electricity bills until the government not assure them to nullify the bill regarding Fata resources passed by the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government.

He said that the PTI government has recruited a number of outsiders from other districts in the newly merged district’s departments.

A social activist Aftab Shinwari said that despite the other constitutional and legal rights the government failed to restore Mobile internet in the tribal districts. He said closing the broadband service in the ex-Fata region was to silence the voice of tribal people.

Pakistan People’s party Khyber district president Hazrat Wali Afridi said they have rejected privatization of WAPDA, hospitals and education department. He said his party with the help of other political parties would resist the bill that deprived ten million people of their resources in the tribal districts.