Peshawar: Provincial leaders of the ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), Khyber Pakhtunkhwa have criticized that the incumbent Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf led provincial coalition government failed to bring any change and meet commitments under its pre-elections agenda in the province.
The party provincial general secretary, Rahmat Salam Khattak said the PTI was voted to power with slogan of change in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. However, we didn’t observe any change yet there, he told news conference at press club here on Monday, wherein a renowned educationist and lawyers Ms Farruk Advocate announced to join in PML-N.
Accompanied by PML-N provincial information secretary Nasir Khan Musazai, the party women wing provincial president Tahira Bokhari, general secretary, Shaheen Habibullah and others, Khattak said the PTI had made a commitment to hold local bodies’ elections within three months in KP, but it failed to fulfill its promise.
Similarly, he said no steps were being taken to bring reforms in education, health sector, and didn’t make efforts to backwards regions in the province. He further criticised the provincial government had completely failed to mitigate the sufferings of the people, while he said, there was not initiated any mega development projects.
He maintained the growing lawlessness, extortions and kidnapping for ransom were reflecting non-seriousness on part of provincial government towards resolution of masses issues in the province.
Khattak said the provincial government intervention in the police department, was grown up, which has been adversely affecting its functioning and their routine matters. He said the police department is fully autonomous in dealing with affairs in Punjab and Sindh.
PML-N general secretary said the he along with elders had unearthed the stealing of petrol, worth millions of rupees from district Karak, but the provincial government neither taken against involved officials and companies, nor conduct inquiry into the matter, he regretted.
Regarding allegations on his party led central government for selling out Senate ticket, Khattak blamed the PTI had allocated Senate ticket to a person, who was donated Rs.10million for Shuakat Khanum Memorial Hospital (SKMH).
Recounting the achievements of PML-N led government, the party general secretary said the government was taking serious steps to fulfill the growing electricity requirements in the country. He said the Pakistan-China jointly signed agreements to attract investments in the various sectors. He also criticised the PTI had created hurdles in way of foreign investments by holding ‘dharans’ in the past.
The political parties, including PTI, if they have any reservations on the Kaghar-Gwardar economic route, then should take at proper forum, rather to make direct connect with Government of China and its reprepresentives in the country, Mr Khattak said when reporters asked the apprehension about changing of Pak-China economic corridor.
To another query about the PML-N provincial president reservations over giving Senate ticket as covering candidate, he replied that it was totally unjust with the party provincial chief Pir Sabir Shah, and insult to his portfolio. He said they are against the allocating him Senate ticket as covering candidate.
Paying rich tribute to martyred students of APS, he said the Peshawar carnage was united the entire nation, and stressed that environment of unity and consensus among all political must be needed to prevail for longer time to complete root-up terrorism from the country.