ISLAMABAD - The residents of Model Town, Humak, have appealed to Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif and the National Highway Authority (NHA) chairman for immediate repair of Swan-Kak bridge area of Kahuta Road to end their three-year ordeal.
Most of the vehicles are driven on the road in zigzags to avoid rough patches and commuters fear that the dilapidated condition of the road is a threat exposing commuters to accidents can lead to fatal accidents.
The usual practice of filling the cavities with mud did not work as cracks emerged again within a couple of days, making the journey more miserable.
“This part of Kahuta Road shares major burden of vehicles as its one end touches the Grand Trunk Road and the other links Islamabad Highway. It also links Azad Kashmir with other parts of the country,” Muhammad Tahir, a resident of the area told APP.
Another resident Zaheer Ahmed said, that Member National Assembly Dr Tariq Fazal Chudhary is well aware of the issues but after his election he never paid any attention to this problems.
He said time and again the MNA was approached, but he never gave any importance to problems of model town residents.
Resultantly, the residents expressed their wrath and distress by protesting against the MNA.
Now any passersby can know that voters were looking for their elected representative by displaying that their “MNA is missing”.
“We will be thankful to Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif if he fulfils our demand as people living in the area are facing difficulties due to the road condition,” he said. The road was repaired about 20 years ago and afterwards no attention was paid to it, he said.
AGPR employees end strike: The employees of Accountant General of Pakistan Revenues (AGPR) have ended their strike and assumed their duties on the promise of meeting their demands by the concerned authorities.
Muhammad Naeem, spokesman of the AGPR, when contacted told APP that they have suspended their strike temporarily and resumed the work on the promise of the concerned authorities to meet their demands accordingly. He said the concerned authorities has assured us that their demands will be met soon. He, however, warned of going on strike again if their demands were not met.
Spokesman for the Ministry of Finance, Rana Asad Amin, also said while talking to APP that the staff of the AGPR has stopped its strike and started its routine work.
Muhammad Naeem said it was the old demand of the AGPR employees to give them audit allowance that is equivalent to 100 per cent of basic pay. He said the Audit department helps the government in huge recoveries worth billions of rupees annually.
He said during the year 2010-11, the Audit department of the country recovered about Rs 71 billion. “We want some relief against huge recoveries in the shape of audit allowance”, he said adding that in other such departments of the government, the employees are enjoying attractive allowances and bonuses.
It may be mentioned here that the AGPR Joint Action Committee had started its strike about 15 days ago which caused delays in release of development and non-development funds and the budget funds that were due to lapse on June 30 to the ministries and divisions at a time when the current fiscal year was about to end.