Karak residents allege nepotism in aid distribution.KARAK, Aug. 13 -- The flood-affected people of Karak district have alleged that the relief items, including food, are being distributed on the basis of political affiliations and said that the officials of the revenue department are demanding Rs 500 for each food package.
Flood-affected people from various villages of the district, including Dabli Lawagher, Sarki Lawagher, Channikhel, Dhand Eidal Khel and Kanda Karak blocked the Karak-Bannu road at the Tehsil Chowk In Hindi-Urdu, a chowk is a place where paths intersect.
The protesters alleged that the food and tents were being distributed on political grounds and those without any political connection and access to their elected representative were being left out. The flood-affected people said that they had been lining up from dawn to dusk for many days to get aid but were given nothing. The protesters said this apathy of the government officials forced them to launch a protest.
They claimed that the District Coordination Officer (DCO DCO Demande Chimique En Oxygène (French)
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