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KOHAT: MPA Ziaullah Bangash has said that the railcar service between Kohat and Rawalpindi would resume in June this year.

In a statement issued here on Friday, the MPA said that Pakistan Railway’s divisional superintendent in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Sarfarz Dogar, had assured him during a meeting that the service would be resumed in June next and all surveys of the track had been completed.

It said that the provincial government also proposed a safari train service between Kohat and Jand on which Mr Dogar had promised cooperation.

Meanwhile, the local traders and political activists continued their peaceful protest at the railway station here on the 16th consecutive on Friday for resumption of the train service.

Karwane Amal has been organising the protest since last year regularly which would continue till the physical resumption of the rail service, which was suspended in May 2013.

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif had ordered restoration of the Kohat-Rawalpindi rail service during his public meeting in Kohat a few months ago.

ROBBERS STRIKE: An employee of a medicines company was deprived of cash at gunpoint in KDA Town here on Friday.

The KDA police said that recovery manager of the company, Mohammad Tahir, reported that he was going to his office when two motorcyclists blocked his way and snatched Rs23,000 cash and his wallet from him. The police registered the case and have started investigations.

Published in Dawn January 21st, 2017