BATKHELA: The JUI-F continued to block the road at Pul Chowki, Chakdara, for the fifth day on Monday. However, the number of the protesters is decreasing day by day.
A representative Qaumi Jirga led by elders, including PPP`s Khurshid Ali and Fazle Ghafoor and ANP`s Waseel Khan and Sirtaj met the protesting JUI-F leaders and requested them to open the Chakdara-Batkhela Road for commuters.
However, the JUI-F leaders including Mufti Fazal Ghafoor, Maulana Ghulamullah Hagani and others refused to do so. They said the sit-in was being stated on a decision of the party`s central leadership and they couldn`t act against it.
Also, the owners of car dealers met the JUI-F leaders and informed them about the losses caused by the sit-in to their business. The JUI-F said they would open the road for them.