Lakki marwat - JUI-S activists on Sunday took out a rally to record their protest against NATO supplies and drone attacks.

The rally started from Saeedkhel Morr and after passing on Lakki-Dara Tang Road it converged at Kargil Chowk. Led by JUI-S District Vice President Maulana Hidayatullah Chishti and General Secretary Maulana Habibur Rehman Begukhel, the protesters carried banners and placards inscribed with anti-America slogans. Activists of Tehrik Tahaffuz Haqooq-e-Marwat also participated in the rally. The protesters, however, did not close the road connecting Khyber Pakhtunkhwa with Punjab, making the law enforcers to conveniently manage the traffic between both provinces through Bannu-Mianwali Road.

Speaking on the occasion the JUI-S leaders went hard on the central government and said that the rulers were taking the country to the verge of disaster just to appease Uncle Sam. They warned that people would use their democratic right to stop US aggression and NATO Supplies forever if the federal government did not keep the wishes of masses supreme.

They supported Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf for blocking NATO supplies and asked the MPs and Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to stop drone attacks and NATO supplies forthwith.

Open manholes in Lakki become death traps

Open manholes in different parts of Lakki city have become death traps for the residents, as local authorities of municipal committee do not seem interested in taking the situation seriously. Traders and locals said that the manholes in several parts of Lakki city including Meenakhel and Mela Bazaars had been without covers. They said that the open manholes were the constant threat to the lives of citizens. They told that the uncovered manholes also caused accidents besides the incidents of trapping of motorists and falling of humans particularly women and children and animals in them (open manholes) were common in the urban locality.

Traders told that they complained about the situation but no action was taken by the authorities concerned. They expressed with concern that walking in city bazaars and in the streets of Lakki city was a risky job because open manholes could prove a death trap for them. They demanded of the district administration to direct local officials of the civic body to cover the open manholes on the sewerage lines in the city.