Asham residents protest against encroachment of stream

SUMBAL: The residents of Sofipora Asham in Sumbal on Wednesday staged a protest against encroachment on a local stream in the area.
They criticised the district administration for not taking any action against the encroachers who have blocked the stream causing hardships to the residents.
“Some influential people have blocked the 100 year old stream due to which we suffer a lot. The blockade has led to inundation of the area,” said a local.
We have several times approached Tehsildar Sumbal and other authorities to take action against encroachers but all in vain, he said.
Raising slogans against the authorities, the protestors warn to intensify the agitation.
When contacted, Tehsilder Sumbal Zafar Ahmad said: “I will look into the matter and due action will be taken against enchroachers.”