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PESHAWAR, Sept 2: Jamaat-i-Islami general secretary Liaqat Baloch has warned the federal government against destabilising the coalition government in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

A press release issued here from the party provincial secretariat on Monday quoted Liaqat Baloch as saying that the federal government was hatching conspiracies and trying to buy MPAs to overthrow coalition government in the province.

“Federal government will have to pay heavy price if it tried to destabilise provincial government,” he said while addressing meeting of the provincial office-bearers of the party. The meeting discussed strategy for the next local bodies elections in the province. JI is coalition partner of Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf and has received three ministries in the provincial cabinet.

He criticised the federal government for increasing prices of petroleum products and electricity charges and alleged that Pakistan Muslim League-N had mortgaged the country with International Monetary Fund and other donors. He said that the recent increase in oil prices was part of the IMF conditionalities and added that oil prices in international market had not increased.

Expressing concern over the recent drone strike in North Waziristan agency he criticised the central government policy and said that America had been defying international law by violating Pakistan’s airspace while the federal government was silent on this serious issue.

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Ayaz Sep 03, 2013 11:15am

What about JI and PTI complicity in releasing 250 terrorists? Will Liaqat Baloch explain his party position? If you came to power, you will be dealing with IMF the same way...