Rawalpindi - Residents of Dhoong area called off their sit-in against registration of a case by Ahdi Oil Field operated by the Pakistan Petroleum Limited after local politicians visited them on Friday and gave them assurance, including constructions of toilets in the area.

Jatli police had registered a case against 26 villagers for storming the Ahdi Oil Field, locking the foreigner and local engineers and workers inside and hurling threats of dire consequences.

According to details, scores of protestors belonged to Dhoong, Narali and Mohra Janjua dispersed peacefully and opened the road for movement of vehicles of Ahdi Oil Field after a delegation of local politicians, including PML-N Chairman UC Mohra Noori Raja Irfan, Vice Chairman Raja Kashif Anjum and JI Naib ameer Raja Muhammad Jawad visited and negotiated with the protestors.

Later on, a meeting was also held between the administration of Ahdi Oil Field and the protestors on the premises of oil field. Local police including Station House Officer Police Station Jalti Sana Ullah also attended the meeting.

During the meeting, it was assured to the villagers that administration of Ahdi Oil Field would accept the demands of villagers that were building high boundary wall around the well to respect privacy of houses of villagers, constructing toilets and upgrading the Rural Health Centre in the village.

Besides this, local leaders Raja Javed Ashraf, PPP Patron in Chief Gujar Khan and brother of former premier Raja Pervaiz Ashraf also visited and addressed the protestors and warned the police to quash bogus FIRs against innocent villagers or else the villagers would expand their protest. He said the PPP was standing with its people at this hard time and asked the police to cancel bogus case against the villagers.