PESHAWAR, Oct 18: Activists of PPP, Nowshera chapter, have asked the party leadership to avoid allotting party ticket to sitting MPA Major (retd) Baseer Khattak, who ignored the workers and obliged his near and dear ones.

Speaking at a press conference at Peshawar Press Club on Thursday PPP’s general secretary for KP-15, Nowshera-IV constituency, Fazal Mohammad said they had suggested name of Najeebullah Khattak,  president KP-15, to be allotted party ticket for provincial assembly seat in next general elections and asked the party leadership to consider the proposal seriously.

Flanked by other office-bearers, including Luqmanuddin Khattak, Naeem Jan and Nejeebullah Khattak, Fazal Mohammad said the local elected representative and common workers had no coordination to strengthen the party.

“We are the founding workers in the area and would like the party leadership to accept our demand otherwise we have the right to protest,” he warned and added the sitting MPA Maj (retd) Baseer Khattak had won the election independently from Nowshera-IV and later joined PPP but he always overlooked the workers and served his own relatives and friends only during the government’s tenure.

The MPA, he said had never bothered to consult the PPP workers while initiating any new scheme or recruiting the people on different posts in the government departments. He said the MPA was chairman of the district advisory committee but he used to avoid the PPP workers in the meetings of the project committees. “We had already informed the former provincial presidents, Syed Zahir Ali Shah and Senator Sardar Ali Khan, to take action against the MPA but they did not do so for personnel reasons,” he alleged. — Bureau Report

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