PESHAWAR, 26 July: The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan has announced to end discretionary funds of members of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly.

Addressing a press conference along with KP Chief Minister Pervaiz Khattak and other provincial ministers in Islamabad on Monday, Imran Khan said Rs2 billion funds were released for local government representatives during the reign of former President General (Retd) Pervez Musharraf, but now the KP government has increased these funds to Rs33 billion.

The PTI chief said the provincial government has ended discretionary funds of members of the provincial assembly and now the local government representatives will carry out all the uplift projects. He said the PTI government has introduced the village council system for the first time to transfer the powers to grassroots level.

On the occasion, Mr Khan presented a 13-point development charter for the province. He also announced start of accountability movement against the federal government from 7 August.