BAJAUR AGENCY - A shutter-down strike was observed in Bajaur Agency against the closure of the Inayat Kalley Bazaar that had been closed for the last 19 days.

The strike call was given by All Bajaur Traders Association and supported by all traders across the agency and All Bajaur Political Parties Alliance as well on Sunday.

Local bazaars, business and trade centres across the agency remained shut for all the day.

Among the business hubs that remained closed were the Khar, the main trade center of the agency, Nawagai, Sadiqabad, Qazafi, Raggan, Yousaf abad, Umary, Pashat, Laghari and medicines market outside in the Agency headquarters hospital Khar.

Local people complained that they have faced huge problems and troubles throughout the day due to the strike and shortage of public transports in the region.

Scores of people, including shopkeepers, traders and workers of various political and religious parties participated in the protests.

The protests were addressed by a number of trade union leaders, including All Bajaur Traders Association President Haji Sher Bahadar.