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Designate Chief Minister KP Pervez Khan Khattak speaking to reporters. — Photo by INP
Designate Chief Minister KP Pervez Khan Khattak speaking to reporters. — Photo by INP

PESHAWAR, May 21: Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf nominee for Khyber Pakhtunkhwa chief minister’s slot Pervez Khattak on Tuesday said the next provincial government to be led by his party had the capability to curb lawlessness and put the province on path of development.

He was speaking during a meeting here at the Officers’ Mess, where independent MPA-elect Imran Khan Mohmand announced to join PTI.

Mr Khattak told participants that PTI had formulated a doable plan to for durable peace in the province.

He said the PTI-led government would expand social sector and ensure speedy dispensation of justice to the people on their doorstep.

The nominee for the CM slot said no compromise would be made on development work and that equitable distribution of resources to all districts would be ensured.

He said the promises made by PTI to voters would be kept.

“There will be no corruption and injustice in the province and that all people will be treated by the government equally. People from all sections of society will enjoy equal rights,” he said.

Mr Khattak said PTI and its coalition partners were in the process of making government.

He said his party was encouraging honest and devoted people as it wanted to serve the people with the utmost sincerity.

“Through active cooperation of colleagues, we will be successful in ensuring rapid development of the province. All our decisions will be made through consultation. Justice will be seen to be dispensed and that no one will be in a position to an accusing point finger at the PTI-led government,” he said.

The nominee for the CM slot said collective efforts of the next ruling coalition partners would help remove backwardness of the province and put it on the way to development.

He welcomed MPA-elect to the party and appreciated his spirit and enthusiasm for public service.

On the occasion, MPA-elect Imran Khan Mohmand reposed confidence in Imran Khan’s leadership and pledged to fully support his efforts to end lawlessness and work for the people’s prosperity.

He said he wouldn’t take perks and privileges as a member of the assembly and would use an ambulance to stay in contact with voters his constituency.

He said he had already donated land for a high school for handicapped children and would give ambulances to all union councils of his constituency.

Provincial PTI general secretary and MPA-elect Shaukat Yousafzai also spoke on the occasion.

Comments (12) Closed

Pashtunyar May 22, 2013 12:30pm

Greatly appreciate MPAs elect sense of public service especially his decision to travel in an ambulance to stay in touch with his constituency!

Shabbir May 22, 2013 02:14pm

Guys, good start, suggest you take what law allows from tax payers money. Even that would be a big Jehad against corruption. Good luck to PTI and our prayers are with you in KPK and entire Pakistan. You brought a change !

Noor May 22, 2013 02:33pm

Khattak sb. we really appreciate your resolve, and we wish you success. At the same time, I also wanted to warn you taht if you fail, this will not just your failure, this will be failure of a party and 75 lac peoples who voted PTI.

Hopefully you will do your best to acomplish your goals.

Lakhkar Khan May 22, 2013 06:19pm

@Shabbir: They did not bring the change yet. Wait and see how truthful PTI is/was.

AZ May 22, 2013 06:55pm

I am really impressed by the simple dressing of PTI leader whereas we used to see top leaders wearing expensive imported suits in the past. Change has begun. God bless us.

T Ahmed May 22, 2013 07:28pm

As someone who thinks Imran Khan is over-rated by his supporters and resents his uncalled for ridicule of PMLN during the election campaign, for the sake of all Pakistanis I wish PTI God-speed in carrying out their campaign promises.

The success of PK provincial government will be the success of all Pakistanis, as will the success of the PMLN-led central, panjab and baluchistan governments and of the PPP/MQM led government in Sindh. May our politicians prove that cooperation is mightier than competition, democracy is mightier than dictatorship and the pen is mightier than the klashnikov.

Ali May 22, 2013 08:54pm

MPA-elect Imran Khan Mohmand-thank you for your generous donation. May you be rewarded for this great work.

Azam khan May 22, 2013 10:33pm

Pervez Khattak sahab, I wish you & your party all the success in the future. Almighty Allah has given you a chance to improve the lives of people in KP. Please make sure PTI members support each other rather than have infighting in the party & creat unneccesary tentions that will hamper the good work you intend to do. Always say, INSHALLAH before you start something good.

Muhammad Akram May 22, 2013 11:15pm

Plse let us hope and pray that PTI can deliver corruption free good governance on their patch as an exmaple to our lords and masters in other part of the country. I still hope and pray for one unified Pakistan just like one big happy family.

Ahmed May 22, 2013 11:35pm

AOA. I endorse the comments of Noor, u need to work extremely hard to prove that PTI will be the best choice for next elections and temptations, if any for corruption to make money must be ruthlessly curbed. People want to see same peace, better roads, quality education, reliable health and development in the province. I too caution u that if u fail, PTI may go for ever and if u deliver, u dont have to worry for next elections. The amount of resources at the disposal of provinces after 18th amendment are quite good and we pray for ur success.

Ahmed j May 23, 2013 12:25am

PTI has the authority in the province only and FATA doesn't come under their jurisdiction. FATA and KPK are interlinked to all the issues but ironically the administration is run by different governments and set of rules. For a successful running of affairs, both the administrations have to be on same grid and understanding. It would be more feasible and workable that the governor of KPK should also be from PTI. In this way the Chief Minister and the Governor would work as one team. Otherwise the Governor would be in a position to sabotage any development on the orders of concealed forces.
One has to be reminded that PTI came into power through peoples verdict. Any interference by the federal government or the Army through the Governor would be disastrous for the province and its people.
Secondly, Army powers in FATA should be withdrawn and administrative system of Political Agents to be revived and returned to the civilian authority.

Jhoulier May 23, 2013 05:02am

And the peace plan is? Abject surrender? I thought so.