Human Rights warned Mafia working for closing Lawari tunnel.
CHITRAL: The federal government ministry of Communication has directed National Highway Authority for opening Lawari tunnel for Chitral passengers as a result people of Chitral feeling very comfort traveling via Lawari tunnel. But some Mafia are trying to fail this route because in past when main road of Chitral was block due to heavy snowfall main dealers and hoarders were stock goods before closing of the Lawari top and were selling essential commodities on a high rate. But this year all edible and required things carrying through inside the tunnel and that Mafia not like this routine because they have dumped things to be sellout at a high rate that is why they trying to stop traveling inside the tunnel and they motivating people to travel via Kunar Afghanistan. Because they have dumped goods and people carrying things from down districts directly through the tunnel. President Legal Aid Forum for Human Rights (LAFH) Chitral Abdul Nasir warned against this conspiracy and demanded from the Federal government and high ups of National Highway Authority to not close the tunnel for Chitrali passengers because inhabitants of Chitral easily can travel inside the tunnel and they can carrying essential commodities through the tunnel. He warned if these hiding hands of mafia tried for failure of this route vide Lawari tunnel they will came on roads against this conspiracy, which is totally against of Chitral people. Moreover he thanked NHA high ups for opening the tunnel for Chitral passengers who can reach Dir within a few hours.
Pensioners demanded for increasing monthly pension amount.
Prominent social worker and vice president of PML Noor Elahi have appeal to Prime Minister of Pakistan for increasing in monthly pension of retired government servants. He said that dearness have increased 200% but monthly pension of pensioners people was not increased by this ratio and that is why they facing starvation. He said that price of essential edible things is sky touching and it is out of the reach of poor person. He appeals to the Prime Minister of Pakistan for increasing of monthly pension of retired personals so as to save them from starvation.
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