PESHAWAR - Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) here on Sunday staged a protest demonstration demanded of the government to immediately open Lowari Tunnel for transportation, saying closure of the tunnel for four days a week is not acceptable at all.

The enraged workers of the JI staged a protest demonstration on main GT Road to press the government to meet their demands. Dozens of workers of the JI participated in the protest. Led by JI KPK ameer Mohammad Ibrahim Khan, the protesting workers of the JI said that government has decided to remain close Lowari Tunnel for four days during winter. This decision, they said was not acceptable to 6 lakh population of Chitrali people, who have this lone way to be connected with rest of the country.

They said that this was an injustice with the people of Chitral to close the tunnel for four days within a week, thus the decision should be taken back, otherwise warned to launch a series of protest soon. They said that Chief Justice of Peshawar High Court should take suo motu notice to give relief to Chitrali people. Later the protesting workers of the JI dispersed peacefully.

Meanwhile, leader of Abdul Qayum League, Moazam Butt, Sunday, announced launching of another political party on the name of Progressive Muslim League.

He made this announcement during a press conference here at Peshawar Press Club.

He said in this time no people-friendly party exists in the country to serve the masses in real sense and that was the reason that lawlessness, corruption and bad governance has severely affected the people of this country. He said that nation wants real change in the country and for this purpose progressive Muslim League would be the only party, which would materialise the dream of Pakistani people.

He added that it is the need of the time to give a prosperous and developed Pakistan to next generation and for this purpose, the youth of the country could play an eminent role to change their destiny. He also demanded of the government to establish High Court in Gilgit-Baltistan and make it a part of the federation in true sense. He also demanded full pledge status of the province to Fata and suggested political and judicial reforms.