PESHAWAR - Facing severe difficulties due to closure of Thundoors, residents of Peshawar demanded the government to resolve the issue of flour prices with Thundoor owners immediately while Peshawar Nanbais Association vowed to continue shutter down until resolution of their demands.
All Thundoors shops in the city as well in the surrounding areas of Peshawar remained closed to protest the decision of the increasing flour prices. To join hands with Thundoors owners, owners of various hotels and Tikka shops also participated in the strike as they were of the view that it was difficult for them to operate their hotels without Thundoors.
Hotels in Peshawar presented a deserted look and they were selling old food stuff which they had stored a day earlier of the strike. All the hotels and Tikka shops in Namak Mandi, Khyber Bazaar Qissa Khwani Bazaar, Saddr, Nothia, Faqeer Abad, Pirdos and Charsadda road remained closed for indefinite period of time.
People supplied the breads from Bara of Khyber Agency to Peshawar, as some of the Thundoors in Bara were opened. In some rural areas, the Thundoor owners were overcharging customers excusing rush and burden of works.
Residents of the city strongly criticised both the Nanbais Association and federal government for increasing the prices of flour.
They said that Pakistan Muslim league (PML-N) government was failed to retain the prices of edibles on old position and whenever Nawaz came to power, he makes problems for the poor people of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
Another resident of Peshawar Wajidullah Khan told that Pakistan Muslim League (PML-N) government is making problems for PTI government in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa as Sharif brothers are fearful regarding the performance and popularity of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf.
Talking to The Nation, President of Nanbais Association Iqbal Khan said that this shutter down strike would continue until the issuing of new prices list or decreasing the rates of flour. He said when they entered the office of deputy commissioner he refused to talks with thundoor owners and warned of action against them.