Residents of Unauj protest over damaged bridge
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.