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December 11, 2019

ANP to soon stage a march on Waziristan for peace, says Aimal Wali Khan

Peshawar

December 11, 2019

PESHAWAR: Awami National Party (ANP) provincial President Aimal Wali Khan on Tuesday said that his party would soon announce a date for staging a march to Waziristan to spread the message of peace.

In a statement, he said that Pashtuns had been facing humiliation for the last 40 years. He added that thousands of Pashtuns were massacred in the name of Islam.“Thousands of Pashtuns are still missing while their loved ones continue to appeal for their safe recovery,” Aimal Wali alleging, adding there is no rule of law in the country.

He said that thousands of displaced Pashtuns were forced to live in the camps. “Those who could not see Pashtuns prosper are responsible for the prevailing situation. Pashtuns are being targeted due to their disunity,” he pointed out.Aimal Wali said that Pashtuns do not need any certificate from anyone about their patriotism, adding, all the ethnic groups in the country had equal rights.

The ANP provincial head announced that his party would also organise protest rallies against the regulations about the natural resources of the merged tribal districts. “We would not allow usurpation of the resources of the merged districts,” he maintained. He criticised the PTI government for failing to hold local government election in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. The government reluctance to hold local government election showed that it doesn’t have the support of the selectors, he added.

PDWP approves 16 projects

The Provincial Development Working Party (PDWP) on Tuesday approved 16 projects with an estimated cost of Rs15390.826 million.

An official communique said Atif Rehman, the Additional Chief Secretary/Secretary P&D Department Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, presided over the meeting. The meeting was attended by members of PDWP and departments concerned. The forum considered 16 projects pertaining to different sectors including Home, Multi-sectoral development, relief and rehabilitation, small dams, roads and bridges and DWSS sectors for the uplift of the province. The forum approved 16 projects worth Rs15390.826 million.

Approved project of Home sector include: De-Radicalization/Rehabilitation Centre in tribal districts (Rev). SH:De-Radicalisation Center Sabaoon-II”. Approved projects of Multi-sectoral Development sector include: Establishment of PPP Support Unit in P&D Department and Provision for Contractors Decretal accrued Liabilities, Land Compensation and Uncashed Cheques SH: Restoration of flood damages road in Chitral (Chitral Booni Road). Approved projects of relief and rehabilitation sector include: Establishment of Emergency Rescue Services (Rescue 1122) in Swat, establishment of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Emergency Rescue Service (Rescue1122) and in district Lower Dir, Enhancement Capacity of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Emergency Rescue Service (Rescue 1122) and Economic Revitalisation of District North Waziristan “compensation for business lost”.