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November 8, 2016

Imran is alien to politics, mocks Asfandyar


November 8, 2016

MINGORA: Awami National Part (ANP) chief Asfandyar Wali Khan on Monday said that Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan didn’t understand the basics of politics and launched personal attacks against political opponents.

Addressing a gathering at the Matta tehsil of the Swat district, he said the U-turn of PTI over the Islamabad lockdown shocked and demoralised the party workers.

“The workers are demanding the PTI to return the money which they had donated for making arrangements for locking down Islamabad,” he added.He said Imran Khan wanted to become prime minister and didn’t care for the problems of the people of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

Asfandyar Wali said the PTI-led Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government failed to serve the masses and protect the rights of the province. He said the PTI-led government couldn’t launch a single mega development project in its three and a half years rule in the province.

The nationalist leader also criticised the federal government for its foreign policy and called for a review. He feared the country would become Syria and Iraq if the country’s foreign policy was not reviewed and put in the right direction.

Asking Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to honour the pledges about the western route of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), he urged the federal government to address the reservations of the smaller federating units.

Asfandyar Wali said the massacre of schoolchildren of Army Public School, the Quetta hospital and the Police Training College Quetta tragedies and bomb blasts in Mardan showed that the enemies of Pakhtuns were trying to deprive the children of Pakhtuns of their right to education.

“I want to tell those anti-Pakhtun elements that they cannot dampen our resolve,” he vowed.Calling for solving the issues between Pakistan and Afghanistan through reconciliation, he said that peace in Afghanistan was imperative for peace in Pakistan. “The peace between the two brotherly countries is interlinked,” he concluded.    

ANP provincial president Ameer Haider Hoti also criticised the PTI and said that followers of Bacha Khan faced bomb blasts, but the tigers of Imran Khan couldn’t endure baton-charge by the Punjab Police.

Ameer Haider Hoti said Imran Khan cannot run a province let alone the whole country. He said that Imran Khan was strengthening Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif by making mistakes. He criticized Chief Minister Pervez Khattak and accused him of being corrupt and known for changing loyalties. “As per his track record Pervez Khattak would abandon Imran Khan before the next general election,” he added.The ANP provincial chief said the people of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa couldn’t be deceived by the so-called slogan of change.



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