ISLAMABAD   -   The residents of Askari 7, 14 and various other colonies on Sunday decried the negligence of authorities concerned to repair Dhoke Juma Road which was lying in a shabby condition for over a decade. 

Talking to APP, Akram Suleman a resident of Asakari 7 said the area residents had welcomed the announcement by Commissioner Rawalpindi Captain (R) Muhammad Mehmood regarding overhauling of the worn out Defence Road, whereas, they also urged him to direct Chaklala Cantonment Board to undertake re-carpeting of Dhoke Juma Road which was in terrible condition for the last many years and was constructed more than a decade ago.

Residents said that this important link road which connects Tulsa Road and goes to Harley Street Bakra Mandi facilitates us in avoiding the mad rush on Tulsa Road. The potholes and craters on the road not only damaged the vehicles but also lead to traffic jam on the road.

The residents were hopeful that the concerned would mitigate the genuine problem of the area residents. 

When contacted the Chaklala Cantonment Board officials and others remained unavailable for their version on the matter.