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Pro-merger activists reach D-Chow

Pro-merger activists reach D-Chow
October 09, 2017

PESHAWAR, 09 October: Participants of the Fata protest rally reached D-Chowk in the federal capital on Monday evening where they formally staged the sit-in.

Led by Shah Jee Gul Afridi, Member National Assembly from Jamrud, Khyber Agency, the participants of the rally gathered at the historic Bab-e-Khyber early in the day and left for Islamabad via the Peshawar-Islamabad Motorway. Dozens of people from other tribal agencies and workers of different political parties also joined the participants of the rally at the motorway interchange.

Apart from large number of tribesmen, workers of different political parties including ANP, PTI, PPP, Jamaat-e-Islami, QWP and tribal women are also participating in the rally, which is now turned into a sit-in.

Central leaders of different political parties including Jamaat-e-Islami, ANP, JIU-Sami and others addressed the rally. They vowed to continue the sit-in till their ultimate demand of merging Fata with Khyber Pakhtunkhwa was met.

According to media reports, the rally’s participants clashed and exchanged harsh words with police personnel while reaching the D-Chowk, however, police allowed them later.

Administration of the federal capital has deployed additional contingents of police and laid barbed wire on routes leading to the red zone.

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