By Ashrafuddin Pirzada
LANDIKOTAL: Vegetable sellers on Saturday threatened to stage a protest demonstration and will stop vegetable supply if their temporarily established shops were not opened at vegetable bazaar known as Rangarr street in Landikotal bazaar.
Flanked by dozens of vegetable sellers, the president vegetables traders union Yashin told a press conference here in Landikotal press club that the assistant commissioner of Landikotal Muhammad Imran closed their around two hundred vegetable huts temporarily established in Rangarr street.
Yasin said that the assistant commissioner, Landikotal bazaar traders union president and police officials were allegedly collecting illegal money from them.
He added that AC sent his staff and police and demolished their dozens of vegetable huts and destroyed vegetables. He said officials with their inhuman act pushed hundreds of poor families into poverty.
The vegetable traders union president threatened to stage a protest demonstration today (Sunday) if the assistant commissioner did not let them resume their businesses.
Meanwhile, Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam merged district deputy chief Mufti Muhammad Ejaz Shinwari in a message uploaded on social media said that officials should restrain from such acts to deprive the poor of their earnings. He said if Rangarr street vegetable huts were not reopened he and party workers would join the vegetable sellers union protest.