PESHAWAR: Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Mahmood Khan on Tuesday claimed that the federal cabinet is involved in creating financial instability in the province by withholding the budgeted share to pave way for Governor’s Rule.
He said a democratically elected government was toppled under the regime change conspiracy and corrupt politicians were placed into power. The Chief Minister said the incumbent federal cabinet is unrepresentative of Pakistanis and has been placed in power to serve alien interests. He clarified that the time for the “Do more” narrative has come to an end and Pakistani citizens now demand relations with the international community on an equality basis.
Addressing a public gathering on the true independence march in District Upper Dir, Mahmood Khan said that Chairman PTI Imran Khan is working to achieve true independence in the country and for the purpose, he even faced an assassination attempt.
He said corrupt political rulers of the country want to remove Imran Khan from the political landscape, by any means possible, to pave the way for serving alien interests and continuing their corrupt practices. During his day-long visit to District Upper Dir, the Chief Minister inaugurated various developmental projects and also held the groundbreaking of various others.
According to details, the Chief Minister inaugurated Rescue 1122 building in Ankar, that has been completed at an estimated cost of Rs53.56-million. Similarly, the Chief Minister performed groundbreaking for the Cadet College which will be established over an area of 514 Kanals of land and will house 600 students.
The project will be completed at an estimated cost of Rs3.6-billion. Groundbreaking for 44 km Patrak to Thal Kumrat road was also held in addition to construction, rehabilitation and widening of over 30 km of link roads at various spots in District Upper Dir.
The Chief Minister reiterated that the provincial government, despite various attempts by the federal cabinet to halt the developmental activities, will continue its developmental agenda and will utilize every political, constitutional and legal means to get the due share of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province.
He said Imran Khan is fighting for the future of our country and the people of Pakistan support him completely in his struggle. He said people from all over Khyber Pakhtunkhwa would participate with full strength and zeal in the true independence march to root out corrupt politicians from the political landscape of Pakistan.
Mahmood Khan said that the developmental policies and reforms of the provincial government, during the last four years, have started yielding positive results and the province has been set on track for development. He criticized the past governments by other political parties for not having spent public money on the welfare of the people and instead filled their coffers.
Referring to the groundbreaking of two female degree colleges during his visit, Mahmood Khan stated that provision of equal educational opportunities for the female segment of the society is one of the main manifesto of Pakistan Tehreek e Insaf-led provincial government.
Similarly, he said, codal formalities for the construction of Dir motorway have also been completed and the groundbreaking of the project will be held soon. He said the incumbent provincial government believes in uniform development of the province, including the newly merged tribal districts, as it is the only way to ensure sustainable development.