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March 14, 2018

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Pakistan needs honest leadership, says Khattak

SWABI: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister Pervez Khattak said on Tuesday that Pakistan needed honest leaders who could deliver and put the country on the path of progress and prosperity.

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He was addressing public gatherings at Zaida, Gadoon Amazai and also Jhanda village at the residence of MPA Meraj Humayun Khan, who quit the Qaumi Watan Party (QWP) and announced joining the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI).

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly Speaker Asad Qaiser, Member National Assembly Aqibullah Khan and others also spoke at the gatherings.

The chief minister said that the corrupt leaders could not lead the nation to achieve the objectives of progress and change the destiny of the masses.

In a reference to Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leaders, he said that the corrupt could not lead the country and the slogans of economic progress were made to mislead the people.

“The other countries across the world had materialized their dream of progress in a short span of time, but we failed because the reins of power were in the hands of corrupt leaders who focused only on their own interest,” he argued.

Pervez Khattak said that Pakistan had the potential to become a developed country but it lacked true and devoted leadership.

He claimed that the PTI had fought gallantly against the corrupt and vowed to continue this struggle.

The chief minister said that the loot and plunder perpetrated by the previous rulers and politicisation of institutions had created a sense of deprivation among the youth.

He said that misrule in the past led to brain drain and this was the reason that the PTI government in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa was investing in human development to secure the future of the nation.

Pervez Khattak said his government de-politicised the education department and other institutions and restored the confidence of the people in these entities.

He pointed out that his government introduced English medium schooling right from the primary level to enable the poor to compete with the rich in the society.

He said the government recruited 50,000 teachers on merit in the public sector schools, ensured the presence of staff and teachers and introduced the system of reward and punishment in the education department.

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