Students miss matriculation paper as Miranshah remains under curfew

Published: March 26, 2013
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Access denied: 350 passenger vans have been stranded on Bannu-Miranshah road. PHOTO: FILE

Access denied: 350 passenger vans have been stranded on Bannu-Miranshah road. PHOTO: FILE

MIRANSHAH: The curfew in North Waziristan continued for the third consecutive day on Monday, with residents paying a heavy price for the new restrictions.

More than a hundred students in Bannu and Miranshah missed their matriculation exam for Chemistry because they could not reach their examination centres.

After the suicide blast on Miranshah’s Esha checkpoint, which killed 17 security officials and injured another 40, political administration officials imposed a curfew in the area and made an announcement from mosques that all tribesmen should keep to their houses.

Shoot-at-sight orders were given to troops after which business activities along with educational institutes were closed.

Moreover, nearly 350 vehicles with hundreds of passengers have been stranded since two days on the Bannu-Miranshah Road.

Owners of vehicles loaded with fruits and vegetables among other edible items also said they are facing severe losses.

Nomination papers

Candidates wanting to contest elections from North Waziristan were told to submit their applications till Sunday, but they were unable to do so because of the curfew.

Published in The Express Tribune, March 26th, 2013.

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  • Mar 28, 2013 - 9:54AM

    every day the people of waziristan in the big satution of problem.some time curfew starts there sound in the area of waziristan there are more problem which is caused by curfew.there more cases of the pateint to scure them but due to curfew they missedRecommend

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