(MENAFN- Tribal News Network) PESHAWAR: The trader community from North Waziristan Agency on Tuesday continued their protest in Peshawar for second consecutive day over not receiving compensation for their damaged businesses during militancy and military operation.
The protesting traders holding banners and placards urged the government to meet their demands or else they would launch a protest campaign for their rights.
The traders and shopkeepers, who had come from different parts of the North Waziristan Agency, set up a protest camp outside the Peshawar Press Club and staged a sit-in on Monday and their protest continued on Tuesday.
The representatives of the traders said that their businesses were destroyed during the militancy and military operation but the government was yet to compensate them for the losses. They said the shops and godowns of about 20,000 traders were found empty when they returned to their areas after conclusion of the military operation. They said goods worth millions of rupees were stolen from their shops and godowns and they were not compensated for their massive losses.
The traders said they held negotiations with the political administration over the issue, but got nothing except unfulfilled promises. They said they have taken loans and cannot continue their business without returning these loans.
The traders demanded the Chief Justice of Pakistan, Chief of Army Staff, Prime Minister and Governor Khyber Pakhtunkhwa to take notice of the matter.
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