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June 11, 2021

JI to stage rallies against unannounced load

June 11, 2021


By Syed Bukhar Shah

PESHAWAR: Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) provincial head Senator Mushtaq Ahmad Khan on Thursday said the party would stage protests at all the districts headquarters of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa against unannounced load shedding and injustices of the federal government with Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

Speaking at a news conference at Peshawar Press Club, he said that the unannounced load shedding had made life miserable for the people, besides badly affecting the economy.

The Ji leader said that the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa was producing 6138 megawatts of electricity but its people were denied their due rights.

According to AGN Kazi formula, he said, the federal government had to pay Rs638 billion as net profit on hydel power generation but it had released only Rs30 billion up till now.

Flanked by the office-bearers, including Ji deputy secretary general Sohaibuddin Kakakhel, president JI youth wing Sadiqur Rehman Paracha, secretary general Hafeezullah Khaksar, secretary Youth Wing Mushtaq Ahmad Khalil and others, he said the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government was victimising the people of KP.

“But we will not allow the federal government to usurp the rights of the people,” he added.

Supporting demands of the Janikhel and Hamzai tribes in Bannu, Mushtaq Ahmad Khan said that he along with thousands of people would visit the aggrieved tribes if the government did not take serious steps for them.

He said the JI would welcome and extend every cooperation to the Janikhel tribe if they marched towards Islamabad or Peshawar.

Before the merger of tribal areas, the JI head said, the government had promised three percent share in government jobs and Rs100 billion as development package.

But the government did not honour the promise made with the people, he said, adding the tribal districts were being pushed towards lawlessness under a conspiracy.

Senator Mushtaq claimed that the good and bad Taliban were ruling the former tribal areas and there was no writ of the government.

The JI would not leave Janikhel and Hamzai tribes alone and raise voice for their rights at every forum, he said and asked the government to withdraw FIRs against the members of Janikhel and Hamzai tribes.

The JI provincial head said they would resist anti-people policies and decisions of the federal government at every forum.