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January 8, 2015

Wattoo praises unity by politicians against terror

Lahore

 
January 8, 2015

LAHORE
PRESIDENT PPP Central Punjab Mian Manzoor Ahmed Wattoo has hailed the unity demonstrated by the political leadership against terrorism.
In a statement issued on Wednesday, Wattoo called upon the government to desist from doing politics on the prevailing national unity and instead reciprocate it by accepting the demand of the PTI regarding the establishment of the Judicial Commission to investigate the rigging allegations. This demand is now a national one as the PPP is also victim of the riggings, he observed.
Mian Manzoor Ahmed Wattoo also criticised the Punjab government for its flawed development strategy because of its total ignorance about the narrative of regional and social justice.
He said that more than 50 percent development funds of the province were being spent on the eight percent population of Lahore while leaving the 92% population of the Punjab high and dry with terrible feelings of economic deprivation.
He urged the government to stop ‘monkey business’ in the distribution of the financial resources of the province and announce the Provincial Finance Commission Award responsible for equitable distribution of the development funds among all districts.
Wattoo further said the distribution of such funds should not take place on the political considerations but according to the constituencies of National and Provincial Assemblies.
Referring to the worsening law and order in the province, Mian Manzoor Ahmed Wattoo demanded the de-politicisation of police to serve the people instead of its political masters.
He regretted that the Punjab police were deeply brutalised, criminalised and politicised. De-politicisation of police is the key to control the law and order in the province, he asserted.
Mian Wattoo lamented the provincial government for its criminal negligence of the education sector as the pathetic state of affairs of government educational institutions from schools to colleges was beyond description.


He demanded that the budget for the education sector should be enhanced considerably to provide facilities to students who had to shoulder the nation building responsibilities in the future.
The schools in rural areas are a sheer embarrassment for the government but it hardly jolts the mandarins to rectify the situation, he concluded.