ISLAMABAD Just like on Eid-ul-Fitr, hundreds of residents of the restive Kurram Agency may not be able to celebrate Eid-ul-Azha with their loved ones due to the continued blockade of the only road that links the area with the rest of the country. It is appalling that Pakistanis belong to Parachinar, Headquarter of Kurram agency, have to adopt the route through Afghanistan to reach areas in their own country, as the Thall-Parachanar road is unofficially under the control of a handful of militants, which compels the residents of the area to use the Afghanistan route. Every person cant take risk to go from this long and risky as well as expensive way as residents of these areas have to go in shape of caravans, said Ali Toori, a resident of Parachinar living in Islamabad for his job, while talking to TheNation. People belonging to Kurram Agency working in Islamabad and Rawalpindi have a deep sense of insecurity and are posing questions about the tall claims of President Asif Ali Zardari to plan arrangements for the people of the area. It is pertinent to note here that when the residents of Parachinar staged protests outside the Judges Colony in Islamabad against improper arrangements of traveling, Minister for Interior Rehman Malik assured them proper arrangements only after one week. The situation is still the same, and many are leaving for their hometown with a sense of insecurity and paying fares of Rs. 3,000, said Maqdad Hussain, a resident of Kurrram Agency, adding that many people including students, jobbers and others are not going due to expensive traveling as the normal fare is not more than Rs. 300. President Asif Ali Zardari had announced the launch of aerial service between Peshawar and Parachinar but it has not materialised yet, he added. The residents of the area said that if the road was cleared from militants, they could reach the twin cities of Islamabad and Rawalpindi in seven hours, but because of blockade they have to bear an 18 hour drive starting from Torkham border and passing through Jalalabad, Kabul, Gardez, and Paktiya provinces of Afghanistan, said residents of the area talking to TheNation. Ishtiaq Toori from Parachanar said that the Government should take proper measures, as the people have to reach their home by choosing the dangerous way. I may be able to reach home to celebrate Eid with family, he said adding that they are bound to travel via the most risky track. Mushtaq Hussain from Kurram agency also expressed his security fears, adding that last month unknown armed persons had killed some people of Toori tribe on this risky track in Afghanistan. He demanded the Government to launch an emergency helicopter service between Peshawar and Parachanar to help facilitate the people to join their families for the blessings of the Eid. A student of the area said that it was disturbing as they were treated like aliens in their own country. Concerned authorities must make proper arrangements, he added. He said that many overseas Pakistanis belonging to the restive area are also among those who would not be able to celebrate Eid with their families. The residents of the restive areas also appealed to the President to launch emergency helicopter service so they would be able to celebrate Eid with their family members. When contacted, MNA from Kurram agency Sajid Hussain Toori said that there should be arrangements for the people of the area. He also appealed to the Government to take proper action against the militants and clear the road for normal traffic.