Res­i­dents of Unauj protest over dam­aged bridge

Pakistan Observer - - NATIONAL -

GUL HAMAAD FAROOQI CHITRAL—School go­ing chil­dren both boys and girls, women folk and male protested at dam­aged bridge of Unauj vil­lage against the Govt ap­a­thy of pro­longed de­lay in re­con­struc­tion of sus­pen­sion bridge.

Chant­ing slo­gan against the district ad­min­is­tra­tion and con­cern de­part­ment the an­gry pro­test­ers said that this bridge was dam­aged by flood last year. Res­i­dents of the area ar­ranged a tem­po­rary wooden bridge on self help ba­sis.

As MPA of this area Syed Sar­dar Hus­sain Shah had as­sured them that he will ap­prove fund for this bridge but he mis­er­ably failed to hon­our his prom­ise.

Mehnaz Bibi a stu­dent of 9th class said that she along with her other class fel­lows daily goes to school on a tem­po­rary sus­pen­sion bridge which is very dan­ger­ous and they feel fear while cross­ing it by feet.

Baseera Bibi said that there is only one pri­mary school but she can not reach school timely be­cause they go by foot through a long way. Lady coun­cilor Hu­raira Bibi said that they sub­mit­ted so many ap­pli­ca­tions for re­con­struc­tion of this dam­aged bridge but all in vain.

Zar Ba­har a leader of Pak­istan Tahriki In­saf also com­plained of his govern­ment that Chitral was be­ing ne­glected. Res­i­dents of Unauj vil­lage de­manded from Chief Min­is­ter KPK, Prime Min­is­ter and Sec­re­tary com­mu­ni­ca­tion & Works for early con­struc­tion of this bridge be­cause in case of rise in water level, the present tem­po­rary wooden bridge would be washed away.

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