CM appeals entire political and religious parties for unity

Peshawar: Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Amir Haider Khan Hoti has appealed entire political and religious parties for unity against eradication of terrorism and establishment of peace beyond political affiliations in order to resolve the matter through dialogues with those came in folds of peace and shunned violence.

He said that establishment of peace was top priority regardless of political affiliations, preparations and results elections, and government formation in centre and provinces.

He directed law enforcement agencies for unveiling groups involved in target killing in Peshawar and bring them to justice.

He was chairing provincial jirga comprising shia-sunni ulemas, notables, and divisional and district administration at CM House. The jirga aimed at paying tributes to role of ulemas and efforts of administration for maintaining law and order and religious harmony during Moharram.

Provincial Ministers Mian Iftikhar Hussain and Amjad Afridi, MPAs Syed Mureed Kazam and Khalifa Abdul Qayyum, Home Secretary, divisional commissioners, deputy commissioners, CCPO, DIGs, DPOs, shia-sunni ulemas and other notables were also present on the occasion.

The CM expressed satisfaction on peaceful completion of Moharram phases and termed it result of joint efforts of ulemas and administration.

He said that solution to problem through dialogues with those coming in folds of peace and shunning violence was our top priority and will remain so. He also termed the role of ulemas from all factions and local notables, important in this connection.

The CM strongly condemned recent incidents of target killing in Peshawar and expressed sorrow over the death of two doctors. He directed police authorities present on the occasion for prompt actions against the groups involved in target killing in order to bring them to justice.

He appealed the ulemas for cooperation in this regard. He said that Peshawar was the heart of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and that was the reason why those with mindset of damaging situation in the province, hit Peshawar first for their evil agenda.

He said that he will soon meet ulemas and notables of shia faction of Peshawar and they will be satisfied at all circumstances. He welcomed the recommendations from ulemas and said that guidance would be sought from these recommendations.

He assured notables from Hangu that announcements of Bashir Bilour Shaheed and his promises will be materialized. He directed for feasibility report of major project of sanitation in DI Khan.

The CM paid glowing tributes hard work and cooperation of Chief Secretary, other high level administrative officers and police authorities during the last five years and termed the notion wrong that bureaucracy halt democratic setup, added, I always found my team the other way round. He said that our situation demand such spirit and committed officers.

He lauded sacrifices of Bashir Bilour Shaheed, MPAs, Mian Iftikhar Hussain and other party leaders who were busy in serving the people regardless of care to their own lives or children. He prayed that God Almighty grant guidance to upcoming governments to extend good traditions and removal of existing mistakes and errors.

Provincial information Minister Mian Iftikhar Hussain, Syed Ahmad shah from Hazara, Hussain Ahmad Madani and Abdul Wahid Qadri from Peshawar, Maulana Younus and Syed Nafees Ahmad from Mardan, Allama Ramzan Tauqeer from Dera, and Javed Ibrahim Paracha from Kohat also addressed the Jirga. They termed efforts of present government for religious harmony and establishment of peace as a good tradition.

They also lauded arrangements of divisional and district administration. The speakers also put up certain recommendations and threw light on different problems.