Mansehra people forcibly stop shifting of post office.

 
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MANSEHRA -- Hundreds of people took to the streets in Dodial town here on Tuesday and forcibly stopped the post office's relocation. The people were called to protest through mosques loudspeakers.

The protesters blocked entry of post offices' employees into the building and threatened them with dire consequences if they attempted to shift away furniture and other office goods.

A team of the postal department had come to shut the office down and shift furniture and other goods.

The protesters were chanting slogans in support of their demands and against relocation of the post office.

'The postal department wants to permanently close down the office, which we will never allow as hundreds of pensioners have been collecting their monthly pensions for decades,' Zulfiqar Latif, a former councillor, said.

He said deserving women also received financial assistance under the Benazir Income Support Programme from the post office.

The protesters dispersed peacefully after parliamentary secretary, MNA Salah Mohammad addressed the gathering on telephone and assured them that he would take up the issue with the authorities.

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