KHYBER AGENCY - Owners of medical stores have staged a protest demonstration in front of the Landi Kotal Press Club against the misconduct and rude behaviour of political tehsildar Landi Kotal here on Tuesday.

The protesters marched from Landi Kotal Hospital Chowk to the press club and chanted full-throated slogans against tehsildar like 'transfer Gulu Butt tehsildar' etc.

When they reached press club, activists of Anjuman-e- Tajeran Landi Kotal Bazaar also joined them.

Addressing on the occasion, the association president Haji Ahmad said that they always supported the administration in implementation of rules and regulations in the interest of public.

However, he said the other day Political Tehsildar Landi Kotal Daftar Khan along with Khasadar Force suddenly appeared in the market and started smashing showcases of medical stores and thrashed the stores' owners. "One shopkeeper, Hamid was also arrested and sent to Landi Kotal lock-up without any charges against him, which is regrettable," he remarked.

General Sectary of Anjuman-e-Tajeran Landi Kotal Bazaar Gul Rahim while criticising the rude behavior and said that the tehsidar is deliberately shutting down their businesses while imposing unlawful and heavy fines on local traders.

They demanded of the governor Khyber Pakhtunkhwa to transfer the tehsilder immediately, otherwise they would have no other option but to suspend their businesses in the area.

Prior to this, all medical stores in the hospital square closed their shops in protest, which multiplied miseries of the patients and their attendants to purchase medicines.

The administration officials when contacted said that the crackdown was launched to remove encroachments from the area.