Peshawar: The Pakistan People’s Party PPP candidate on NA1, Peshawar Zulfiqar Afghani has held the Awami National Party ANP responsible for the existing state of affairs in the province saying their former coalition partner destroyed their party.
Speaking at a news conference here on Monday, he said that the ANP led provincial government as well as Bilour’s brothers did nothing for the provincial capital, whose people had been electing them in the past. Despite ruling the province for five years, he said Peshawar was presenting deserted look. He said deteriorating condition of roads, sanitation system had made the lives of Peshawar cities miserable but no one was taking responsibility.
The PPP candidates including PK3, Haji Iqbal Mohmand, secretary information, Syed Ayub Shah and others were present. The Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaaf leaders including Noor Jamal, Jehanzeb Khan and Jan Mohammad announced joining PPP after quitting basic membership of their respective parties.
Jan Mohammad said that the PTI distributed party tickets without observing any rules and regulation, which forced them to leave the party. Zulfiqar Afghani accused caretaker provincial minister of favouritism saying the caretaker should remain neutral in such a situation. He asked the election commission of Pakistan to take notice of the situation and direct the caretaker government to maintain its intend ant status. He said the political parties would go for election in sensitive situation
And people would exercise their right of votes.
The PPP PK3 candidate Iqbal Mohmand welcomed the new comers in the party and accused ANP candidate Haroon Bilour for using government machinery in election.