Pajhwok Services

Photo Service

SMS News Service

Pajhwok combines its expertise and experience in news reporting with a telecom firm and thus reach a wider audience in an 
effective way.

To subscribe: 
English News Update : Send 83 to 824
Dari News Update : Send 84 to 824
Pashto News Update : Send 85 to 824

Election Coverage

Special Mining Page

Afghan Peace Process Special Page

Addvertise With Pajhwok

Daily Newsletter

Sending Time (GMT / Kabul time)

Suggest a Story

Pajhwok is interested in your story suggestions. Please tell us your thoughts by clicking here.

Tanker drivers protest highway insecurity

Tanker drivers protest highway insecurity

Jul 27, 2013 - 18:25

HERAT CITY (PANinfo-icon): Tanker drivers and representatives of transport companies on Saturday staged a protest demonstration in front of the governor’s house in western Herat province.

The demonstrators, who gathered in Injeel district, arrived in front of the governor’s house to protest insurgent attacks on their vehicles on the Herat-Kabulinfo-icon highway.

They also brought the remains of tankers torched in Talibaninfo-icon attacks on the route. Mohammad Nasim, one of the protestors, told Pajhwok Afghan News his vehicle was among 23 others torched by the Taliban during an attack a day earlier.

He alleged police escorting the convoy fled after the attack, enabling set alight all vehicles. The government had been unable to provide security for their vehicles and compensate them for the losses.

Another protestor, Pacha, said police could not provide security for their vehicles, a job he suggested should be given back to private security firms.

The Ministry of Interior has dissolved all private security firms and assigned public order police with providing security for vehicles carrying logistics and other supplies on highways.

Around 200 drivers took part in the rally and vowed to continue their protest until security for their vehicles was guaranteed.

Governor Syed Fazlullah Wahidi later invited some representatives of the protestors to his office and assured to discuss their problems with security organs.



Related Article

Download “Pajhwok” mobile App, on your smartphone to read and access latest news, features, interviews, videos and photos about Afghanistan.


Add new comment


Twitter Update