PESHAWAR, 24 April: The ruling and opposition parties of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa have formed a jirga headed by Chief Minister Pervaiz Khattak to demand rights for the province from the federal government.

According to an official handout, the jirga will hold negotiations with the federal government on the issues of restoration of original route of Pak-China Economic Corridor, excessive power load-shedding and net hydel profit. In case of non acceptance of demands, the KP government will not only refuse to sign the National Finance Commission (NFC) Award but all the parliamentary parties will also launch protest movement against the federal government.

Besides government and opposition parties, leaders from other parliamentary parties have also been included in the jirga.

The Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf (PTI), Awami National Party (ANP) and Qaumi Watan Party (QWP) have similar viewpoint on the issues of Gwadar-Kashgar Economic Corridor route and excessive power load-shedding in KP and term it injustice with the people of the province.

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