Sost, April 3: A statement issued by Hazara Baig, a PML (N) activist, has accused the management of Sost Dry Port of snatching a warehouse tent established by the World Food Program, as part of its relief activities in the disaster hit region.
Talking to Pamir Times, a number of village elders, including Ainullah, Dadhka Baig, Numberdar Abdul Aziz, Shafi Ullah, Qalandar Shah and Barkatullah Baig, said that the dry port management forcefully snatched the tent and erected it inside the port building for dubious reasons.
The community members said that they had approached GBLA member Mutabiat Shah and Speaker Wazir Baig and the leaders had advised against removing the tent from the village. The Dry Port management, reportedly, acted against advise of the two leaders and forcefully took the tent inside the port building.
Shifting of the tent to the dry port building, Hazara Baig said, would create problems for the community members who were easily able to get relief items with less or no transport cost.
The community members and political activists who approached Pamir Times also said that the Chinese authorities 0f the Dry Port had not been taken into confidence before taking the “USAID branded large warehouse tent inside the Chinese funded building”, as Hazara Baig put it.