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April 7, 2020

APC seeks transparency in relief goods distribution

Peshawar

April 7, 2020

NOWSHERA: The participants in an all-parties conference (APC) here on Monday rejected the creation of the ‘tiger force’ and demanded the government to introduce a transparent procedure for the distribution of the relief goods among the deserving families.

Pakistan People’s Party leader and former provincial minister Liaqat Shabab had hosted the APC at his residence. Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz leader Ikhtiar Wali presided over the moot. Awami National Party district head Jamal Khan Khattak, Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl’s Maulana Irfanul Haq Haqqani, Jamaat-e-Islami’s Iftikhar Ahmad Khan, Qaumi Watan Party’s Wajid Ali Khan, Awami Workers Party’s Taj Nawab Khattak and others attended the conference. Speaking on the occasion, the participants rejected the creation of the ‘tiger force’ and alleged that the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf government was using the opportunity to advance own political agenda instead of serving the masses. They said that the ‘tiger force’ formation was aimed at providing job opportunities to the PTI workers and benefiting the blue-eyed persons of the ruling alliance. The participants said the district administration should reach out to the deserving families and register them instead of receiving the lists of the blue-eyed persons from the PTI’s former local government representatives. The speaker said the government should form committees at the union council level to ensure the judicious distribution of the relief goods among the truly needy people. They pledged not to abandon poor people during these pressing times and continue to raise voice for their genuine demands. The moot participants also announced the formation of an eight-member committee to take up the problems of the local people with the district administration and help the have-nots get the relief package. They said the prime minister lacked the ability to come up to the expectation of the nation. The speakers said that the government had done nothing so far to mitigate the sufferings of the downtrodden segments of the society.