Thousands of people once again took to the streets against the deteriorating law and order situation in Lakki Marwat district of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) on Friday.
A large peace march was organised by local residents who demanded an end to the ever increasing attacks at police force as well as extortion calls.
The march started from Abbid Chowk, Lakki city and after passing through various parts reached Qazi Ishfaq Chowk where it turned into a large scale protest demonstration.
Local civil society leaders Malik Waqar and Rashid Ahmad led the march.
People from all walks of life including the elderly and children took part in the march and shouted slogans against the provincial government for its failure to curb terrorism across the province.
“Marwat is a peaceful clan but now terrorism has hit the entire district and some locals are also involved in it. The elders of the area should also play their due role for maintaining law and order,” said Malik Waqar while addressing the protest, adding that it is time to unite against the menace of terrorism.
“If we are not united against terrorism, then the law and order situation could further deteriorate in the coming days,” he noted.
“Those six policemen who were killed recently at an attack at a police mobile are also our kinsmen and their death is a loss for the entire district and clan,” he maintained, adding that police should further strengthen its writ in the area to discourage anti-social elements and lawlessness.
Published in The Express Tribune, November 19th, 2022.
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