Chitral: A spokesman of Chitral Scouts has issued their clarification on the Lowari tunnel incident involving the MNA. According to the statement the MNA’s vehicle reached the tunnel during tunnel closure time. When the guard asked the driver for identification the latter misbehaved and pushed him aside saying couldn’t he see the MNA sign on the vehicle.. The driver also hit the duty commander on the head with his car key injuring the latter. The MNA started a sit in to cover the misbehavior of his driver, the statement read.
According to the statement the NHA is responsible for opening closing time of tunnel and security is only to register vehicle on both sides. However it helps facilitate official number plate vehicles, ambulances and and other needy travelers to pass through the tunnel during the tunnel closure time.
The spokesman said if the MNA had introduced himself in time he would have been allowed to pass through the tunnel and this situation would not have arisen. The statement regretted blowing up the matter in the social media and termed it uncalled for. .. CN report, 16 Oct 2018