CHITRAL: Former MPA Salim Khan has condemned misbehaviour by Dir Scouts with MNA Molana Abdul Akbar Chitrali.
In a statement, Mr Khan, who is also an ex-provincial minister, said the treatment meted out to the elected representative of the 600,000 people of Chitral by the personnel of the Dir Scouts is condemnable.
Molana Chitrali is a lawmaker and should not have been treated like a terrorist. Even if the driver of the MNA was wrong, the security personnel should not have dealt with the matter in such an uncivilized way.
Mr Khan said that the attitude of the Dir Scouts personnel deployed at the tunnel is always rude with all Chitrali passengers. They neither understand our culture and language nor recognize our people.
He called upon the commander of the 11 corps and the general officer commanding (GOC) Malakand to depute Chitral Scouts at Lowari tunnel to avoid such incidents in future. The former MPA also said that the National Highway Authority (NHA) should open the tunnel 24 hours a day without any further delay.