Protesters demand FIR against MNA, MPA

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BOONI: Hundreds of people from Kosht, Bumbagh, Murder etc., started moving towards Khandan ground near Booni to demand the registration of an FIR against the elected representatives and district administration for the loss of lives due to their negligence.

The protest rally has been taken out after four people, including a former UC Kosht nazim, died when a makeshift bridge between Kosht and Bumbagh collapsed on Monday evening.

The bridge was washed away in July-Aug 2015 floods and later the army arranged the temporary bridge to restore links with the Kosht and other areas. However, despite the allocation of funds and repeated demands and protests by the area people the bridge could not be reconstructed. This led to the loss of precious lives.

One of the angry people marching towards the Khandan ground said that they would hold a sit-in in Khandan and demand the registration of an FIR against MNA Shahzada Iftikhar Uddin, MPA Sardar Hussain, district nazim Maghfirat Shah and deputy commissioner Osama Ahmad Waraich. All these elected representatives and government officials are responsible for the deaths of the innocent people, he alleged.

It may be noted that a female student and her father died after falling another damaged bridge in front of Saht village in Mulkhow while three teenage girls lost their lives after falling into the river from yet another damaged bridge in the Torkhow valley within the last about a month.

The protesters said that if the government did not accept their demand, they would move to Booni and devise their future line of action.

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