PESHAWAR, 06 November: Awami National Party’s central spokesman Zahid Khan has said that the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf led provincial government put Khyber Pakhtunkhwa under massive foreign debt for a project that the party leadership had been opposing for years.
“The PTI leadership has been criticizing the PMLN government over Lahore and Islamabad Metro bus projects but now it has itself started the same. The provincial government has borrowed massive foreign loan for the project, which is beyond comprehension,” Zahid Khan remarked while addressing a news conference in Peshawar press club here on Monday.
He added that despite promises and tall claims of bringing change to the province, the party had failed to implement its election manifesto.
“Nobody knows where are the billion trees which the provincial government has claimed to grow. Where is the KP Ehtesab Commission,” asked Zahid Khan.
The ANP leader also demanded an inquiry into the recently held NA-4 by election. “After the 2013 General Elections, Imran Khan leveled allegations of rigging and vehemently demanded the reopening of four National Assembly constituencies. We demand the reopening of NA-4 by election’s results to check whether the election process was rigged,” he said.
He also lambasted the PMLN government for not giving due rights to the people of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Fata.
“The PMLN government has never done any favor to the Pakhtuns,” he remarked. He also questioned the authenticity of the census process and said how they carried out the process in North Waziristan where the houses were demolished and the tribesmen were displaced.”
Regarding reforms in Fata, Zahid Khan said that the government had no other option but to merge the tribal agencies in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
“It is extremely unfortunate nobody is opposing the merger of Fata in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa except two Pakhtun leaders,” he said while referring to Maulana Fazal-ur-Rahman and Mehmood Khan Achakzai.