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Protest held against Mansehra's bad roads.

MANSEHRA -- The residents took to the streets against the dilapidated condition of link and main roads in Mansehra city and its suburbs on Friday.

Holding placards, the protesters assembled outside the press club and shouted slogans demanding the reconstruction of roads.

'If the works and communication department doesn't initiate the reconstruction of main roads lining the city with the neighbouring villages, we will block the Karakoram Highway to all sorts of traffic for an indefinite period,' protester Dildar Hussain Turk warned.

Residents threaten to block KKH

Mr Turk said the residents of Pakhal and surrounding villages met the high-ups of the communication and works department and district administration and informed them about the dilapidated conditions of roads, but no to avail.

'On rainy days, our vehicles remain stuck in water on Pakhal Road, which links many villages to the KKH,' he said. The protester said the National Highway Authority and tehsil municipal administration were also responsible for traffic mess in the city as they failed to carpet the KKH and other roads.

Meanwhile, the residents of Upper Kohistan district on Friday hailed the formation of a committee by the government to address the issues on Dasu dam's construction.

'The committee will help execute the mega energy project at the earliest possible,' former MNA Saifur Rehman told reporters here on Friday.

INVESTIGATION: Superintendent of police Arif Javed on Friday said the police's investigation department was working along scientific lines to ensure the punishment of criminals.

'The operation department referred 192 cases to us for investigation in the last couple of months and we placed 130 of them in the court of law for legal proceedings,' Mr Javed told reporters on Friday. The SP said the effective policing and investigation had reduced the crime rate in the district and the arrest of key terrorists.

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Publication:Dawn (Karachi, Pakistan)
Date:Mar 23, 2019
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