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June 10, 2021

PTI has failed to safeguard KP’s rights: PPP

PESHAWAR: Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) provincial president Humayun Khan on Wednesday said the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government had failed to safeguard the constitutional rights of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

Speaking at a news conference here, he said that according to the agreed formula, the province should have received Rs70 billion within three years as net hydel profit. Humayun Khan recalled that when his party formed a coalition government with Awami National Party it safeguarded the provincial rights.

However, he said that now the Pakistan Tehreek -e-Insaf (PTI) was in power at the centre as well as in the province, but still it could not protect the constitutional rights of KP. Terming the PTI provincial government ‘inefficient and corrupt’, the PPP leader said his party had always raised its voice for the poor people at every forum.

He said the existing price-hike and rising unemployment had multiplied the misery of the people but the irresponsible and inefficient rulers were making false claims about the economic growth.

Humayun Khan quoted former president Asif Zardari as saying that both the National Accountability Bureau and economy could not go together, adding that the incompetent rulers were presenting fake figures of economic improvement.

The PPP leader said that no one could prove that the PPP had ever supported unconstitutional moves and actions. The PPP leader said some changes were made in party units, adding that Amjad Khan, Salim Chitrali and Tahir Abbas would be a part of the provincial information team of the PPP.

The newly elected provincial information secretary said that he would try to come up to the expectation of his leadership. Salim Chitrali said instead of taking practical steps, the rulers deceived the nation by complicating the procedure of appointment against vacant posts in the province. Instead of honouring its commitments, he said, the rulers could neither provide jobs to the unemployed nor construct any house for homeless people.