KP: Following the destruction of the bridge by flash floods on Tuesday, the Frontier Works Organization filled the Ichar Nullah with mud and boulders and permitted light vehicles to utilise the route to travel to other districts in addition to Gilgit-Baltistan via the Karakoram Highway.
The other day, floodwater carried away the concrete bridge, stopping traffic across KP and GB. Residential housing for Chinese project workers at Dasu hydropower station was also harmed by soil erosion.
Heavy equipment, trucks, and other vehicles were prohibited from using the temporary Ichar Nullah route, an FWO official informed reporters in the Dasu area.
On Tuesday, locals, including traders and representatives of the local government, stopped the Karakoram Road in the Dodial district to protest rolling blackouts and a new tax on electricity bills.
Zakir Hussain, the chairman of the Dodial village council, claimed that despite its failure to guarantee the people’s access to a steady supply of electricity, the government was rapidly raising electricity rates and imposing an increasing number of taxes on both domestic and commercial energy users.
Representatives from the business community Nasir Saeed and Mohammad Younas, as well as the chairman of the Shanai village council Qari Sajid, councillor Zubair Shah and Niz Mohammad, spoke to the crowd and lamented the rising cost of living and conducting business.