Kohistan residents block KKH against water shortage.

MANSEHRA -- Residents of Upper Kohistan district on Saturday took to the streets and blocked the Karakoram Highway for many hours against shortage of drinking water in Kamila city and its suburbs.

The protesters shouted slogans against the chief engineer of the public health department and district administration.

Maulana Waliullah Tohidi, who led protesters in the Kamila Bazaar, said the Gravity Water Flow Scheme, which supplies drinking water to people in Kamila city and its suburbs, was washed away by the flash floods three months ago but it hadn't been rehabilitated yet causing a water shortage.

He said water was a basic human need, so it should be provided to the people.

Mr Waliullah warned that if the public health department didn't restore water supply, the residents would block the Karakoram Highway indefinitely.

The people travelling within the district and between Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Gilgit-Baltistan, remained stranded for many hours due to the road blockade.

FLOUR SALE: The district administration has begun the sale of wheat flour across Torghar at subsidised rate on the government's orders.

Deputy commissioner Anwar Zeb Khan told reporters on Saturday that flour was sold on trucks with the assistant commissioners and food officials monitoring the exercise.

He said the people could complain to him if...

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