LAKKI MARWAT: A group of youths demonstrated for the restoration of the internet service in Titterkhel town here on Tuesday.
The rally was staged along the Bannu-Dera Ismail Khan section of the Indus Highway with participants carrying placards and shouting slogans.
Local body members also joined them. The speakers said the suspension of the internet service had caused problems for residents, especially youth and businessmen.
“The internet shutdown has affected both regular and online business, while the students can’t apply online for admissions to educational institutions,” a protester said.
Meanwhile, the UK-based charity Ansar Foundation distributed food items to more than 100 families in Serai Gamila town here on Tuesday.
Naurang tehsil council chairman Haji Azizullah Khan gave away “ration packages” to poor and deserving families.
Country director of the foundation Kifayatullah, former chairman of the district zakat committee Maulana Asadullah and Al-Khidmat Foundation district president Irfanullah were also present on the occasion.
Mr Kifayatullah said thousands of families had been provided with food items in the southern district.
He said the foundation had also launched 25 water schemes in the area besides the construction of mosques and houses for widows.
Published in Dawn, September 27th, 2023