PESHAWAR - Tribal Area Chamber of Commerce and Industry (TACCI) executive committee members on Monday announced to hold a protest sit-in against the political administration of Mohmand Agency in front of Governor House.

The committee members also expressed concern over the reopening of closed industries in Mohmand Agency without taking them in confidence.

A meeting of the TACCI executive committee was held in chair of its president Shahidur Rahman in which FATA Chamber founding member Haji Ghulam Ali, senior vice president Muhammad Shoaib, Haji Shakir, Waqar Ali, members Adnan Jalil, Sajad Ali and Mustafa participated.

They alleged that the political administration of Mohmand Agency prior to Eid halted trucks carrying marble stone without any reason, due to which businessmen were being suffered with loss of millions of rupees.

The committee members also said that unemployment will ultimately increase with such anti-business acts, and asked the political administration not to clinch employment from poor people of Mohmand Agency , attached with the marble industry.

The TACCI executive committee members also said that it was sheer violation of the Governor Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s Trade Organisation Act 2013, adding the political administration without involving the Tribal Area Chamber and bringing other chambers to restart the closed marble industries in the Agency.

They also said that with such steps business of mines and minerals would ultimately be affected, and demanded of the government to take notice of the misuse of authority by the political administration, failing to which they would be compelled to hold a sit-in in front of Governor House.