PESHAWAR - The residents of Civil Colony, Warsak Road, Peshawar, have expressed concern over the lack of basic amenities of life and ramshackle condition of electricity transformers.

They appealed to the Chief Justice, Peshawar High Court, to press the government to meet their genuine demands. The residents of the area were of the view that most of the roads, sanitation system and electric transformers were in outdated condition, which has forced the residents to migrate to other areas of the city. They said that the elected representatives of the area did not take interest to resolve their problems while the already available funds for various developmental schemes have been diverted to other un-necessary schemes.

President of Civil colony welfare association Zafar Khan and General Secretary Sher Zada told media persons that they have decided to move the court as no one heed their demands.

They said that from 1965 civil colony was under the supervision of irrigation department but now it has been handed over to PBMC.

They said that due to the negligence of the Municipal corporation staff, the residents of the area are confronted with numerous problems of sanitation, road and electricity.

He said that polluted water inundate those pipe lines which are leaked due to its old condition and thus becoming constant sources of diseases.

They further said that government has installed these water supply lines some 45 years ago, in which most of them have been damaged and flowing in drainage water openly. Both the drainage and sanitation system has been mixed with each other and whenever there is rain, the entire area presents a look of a pool. 

There are no streets lights on the internal roads of the colony, which frequently led to untoward incident.  They demanded of the government and town administration to take remove the illegal gates and restore the water supply lines and electric transformers in their areas otherwise the resident of Civil colony would be forced to launch protest movement for their demands.

They also appealed to chief Justice Peshawar high court to take action against the administration and those elements who are putting hurdles in their developmental schemes.