SOUTH WAZIRISTAN: A delegation of the Lower South Waziristan Chamber of Commerce and industry met Inspector General of the Frontier Corps (South) Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Major General Haroon Hameed Chaudhary at the Javed Sultan Camp in Wana here.

WCCI president Saifur Rehman Wazir along with Muqrab Wazir, Ghulam Rasool Wazir and other cabinet members, took up the issues regarding Angoor Adda customs terminal and Agri Park Wana in the meeting.

They also highlighted the issues related to trade in Lower South Waziristan area, especially the losses caused to the business community and people due to the protest at the Angoor Adda border terminal.

The visitors requested the chief of the FC to step in for the early resolution of the border terminal issue.

They also discussed with him the maintenance of the agriculture park and the provision of commercial facilities for the promotion of business activities in the area.

The FC chief promised to prioritise the resolution of the business community’s issues.

The delegation praised security forces for ensuring better economic activity in the area.

Four major local tribes in the region have been staging a sit-in on the Angoor Adda border for the last five months, leading to business suspension.

Businessmen insist they have lost billions of rupees due to the suspension of business activities on the Angoor Adda border. Transport drivers, labourers, customs agents, and shopkeepers also face problems, according to them.

The protesters demand that the district administration make all schools and hospitals in the region functional, allow residents to carry baggage, provide them with Internet service and electricity, and improve mobile connectivity to enable them to lead a good life.

Published in Dawn, April 20th, 2024

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