Rivals leveling baseless allegations: CM
NOWSHERA: Chief Minister Pervez Khattak on Monday said that the political rivals of the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) didn’t have valid reasons to criticise the party and have instead started leveling baseless allegations against his government.
“They cannot mislead the people who are mature and can differentiate between good and bad,” he said while addressing a public gathering at the residence of former nazim, Nihar Khan here.
The chief minister alleged that the Awami National Party (ANP) and Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) plundered funds meant for uplift schemes during their previous coalition government in the province. He alleged the leaders and ministers of these two parties promoted corruption.
Pervez Khattak said that the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) had initiated inquiries against the leaders and former ministers in the previous ANP-led provincial government. “The ANP and PPP leaders would reap what they had sown,” he said. He criticised NAB for its plea bargain with Syed Masoom Shah, a special assistant to former chief minister Ameer Haider Hoti. He said Masoom Shah had embezzled millions of rupees, but the authority was releasing him for retuning a meagre amount i.e. Rs250 million.
The chief minister said the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Ehtesab Commission would not extend plea bargain to the corrupt.