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April 16, 2014

PTI’s ‘forward bloc’ seeks PML-N’s support: lawmaker

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April 16, 2014

MANSEHRA: The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI)’s ‘forward bloc’ has asked the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) to join them in coalition government if Imran Khan failed to address their grievances, claimed PML-N Member Provincial Assembly Saleh Mohammad Khan.
Talking to reporters on Tuesday, he said that Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif had advised them to respect the mandate of the PTI in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.PML-N lawmakers in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly Sardar Zahoor Ahmad and Mian Ziaur Rehman were also present on the occasion.
Saleh Mohammad added that leader of the PTI’s ‘forward bloc’ Javed Naseem had contacted the PML-N and said that Imran Khan had sought 15 days to readdress their grievances but he had not addressed them yet.
“The Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl and Qaumi Watan Party are ready to extend their support but PML-N cannot go with the forward bloc as the prime minister wants PTI to stay in the government as he respects the mandate of the people,” he said.
He alleged that Chief Minister Pervez Khattak was discriminating against the opposition lawmakers as PTI MPA would get Rs80 million while an opposition MPA would be given only Rs2 million.
He said that because of highly slow pace of development work in the province it was likely that 50 percent funds would lapse in the current fiscal year.Saleh Mohammad said that appointment of consultants for the development projects would lead to corruption in the development funds.