Source The News
The activists of Ahle Sunnat Wal Jamaat (ASWJ) on Tuesday staged protest against the arrest of their colleagues.
The angry protesters blocked the Hangu-Kohat road for traffic for two hours and chanted slogans against the officials.Speaking on the occasion, the protesters led by Mufti Imran, Shad Muhammad Shinwari and others accused the police of harassing the ASWJ leaders. They alleged five cops of the Hangu Police Station had insulted ASWJ leader Mufti Imran. They asked the government to transfer the officials involved in manhandling the leader within three days.
The police claimed to have launched a crackdown against suspected persons in the Hangu town and adjoining areas. However, the ASWJ leaders claimed that their party activists had been arrested in the crackdown.
They warned of launching a protest campaign if the district administration continued, what they said was, harassing their party activists. They threatened to block the Hangu-Kohat road permanently if action was not taken against the corrupt officials in the district.