Tribesmen threatened to refuse polio drops to their children
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Tribesmen threatened to refuse polio drops to their children

Landi Kotal : Pakistan | May 10, 2012 at 9:11 AM PDT
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KHYBER AGENCY: The Sultankhel in elders in Khyber have threatened the government that if their electricitiy was not restored within the three days would refuse to administer polio drops to their children in the coming anti polio campaign.

After their meeting held here on Thursday told reporters that all the tribesmen will launch protest against injustice to them and will boycott the up-coming Polio compaign if power was not restore to Sultankhel area of Landikotal tehsil.

Malik Abdullah khan, Malik Zarawar Khan, Mukaram Khan in of Sultan tribe flanked by dozens of supporters said that electricity had been completely cut off for the last fifteen days which had raised many problems in the area. Malik Abdullah Khan said that due to power off all tube-wells were remained un-functional and the tribal women were compelled to fetch potable water from miles away streams on their heads to fulfill their needs.

Beside admitted several patients in Landikotal Headquarters hospital other residents were being faced trouble, he said. All the health machineries were out of order as electricity was suspended two weeks, Mukaram Khan said. Adding our children were compelled to study in schools in scorching heat without fans, he lamented.

They blamed that TESCO officials had collected heavy bribe and had suspended power constantly to Landikotal to make maximum flow of electricity to the industries established in Shahkas areas of Jamrud tehsil.

The local administration had been appraised of their genuine problem but no avail, they opined. They threatened the local administration and TESCO officials that if their electricity would not restore in three days they would refuse to feed polio drops to their children.

Tribesmen threatened for refusing polio drops to their children

Ashrafuddin Pirzada

LANDIKOTAL: The Sultankhel in elders in Khyber have threatened the government that if their electricitiy was not restored within the three days would refuse to administer polio drops to their children in the coming anti polio campaign.

After their meeting held here on Thursday told reporters that all the tribesmen will launch protest against injustice to them and will boycott the up-coming Polio compaign if power was not restore to Sultankhel area of Landikotal tehsil.

Malik Abdullah khan, Malik Zarawar Khan, Mukaram Khan in of Sultan tribe flanked by dozens of supporters said that electricity had been completely cut off for the last fifteen days which had raised many problems in the area. Malik Abdullah Khan said that due to power off all tube-wells were remained un-functional and the tribal women were compelled to fetch potable water from miles away streams on their heads to fulfill their needs.

Beside admitted several patients in Landikotal Headquarters hospital other residents were being faced trouble, he said. All the health machineries were out of order as electricity was suspended two weeks, Mukaram Khan said. Adding our children were compelled to study in schools in scorching heat without fans, he lamented.

They blamed that TESCO officials had collected heavy bribe and had suspended power constantly to Landikotal to make maximum flow of electricity to the industries established in Shahkas areas of Jamrud tehsil.

The local administration had been appraised of their genuine problem but no avail, they opined. They threatened the local administration and TESCO officials that if their electricity would not restore in three days they would refuse to feed polio drops to their children.

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A child receives polio drops during a polio eradication programme in Jammu
A child receives polio drops during a polio eradication programme in Jammu
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