Tank- Large number of people staged a protest demonstration in Tank on today against shortage of drinking water. The protestors said despite their repeated requests, the provincial government and the local administration have not taken any steps to ease the situation. They said in addition to local people, large number of IDPs have also settled in the city resulting in shortage of water supply. The protestors blocked the Bannu-South Waziristan-D I Khan road causing traffic jam. The protest was called off when the authorities assured the leaders of the protest that their grievances would be addressed as soon as possible.