Development work in KP to be refocused, says Imran

Published January 18, 2015
DawnNews screengrab shows PTI Chairman Imran Khan addressing a convention in Islamabad.
DawnNews screengrab shows PTI Chairman Imran Khan addressing a convention in Islamabad.

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf Chairman Imran Khan on Sunday said that his party will redirect all its focus on making Khyber Pakhtunkhwa into a model province which would be an example for the rest of the country, DawnNews reported.

While addressing a Dharna convention in Islamabad, the PTI leader highlighted measures that were being taken in KP to improve the governance system.

Imran said the police system in KP has been transformed and that reforms were also being introduced in public hospitals.

He also announced that PTI would soon come up with a new manifesto for the tribal areas.

“No one should be under the impression that PTI has backtracked on its word to build a new Pakistan,” he said.

While speaking about alleged vote rigging in the 2013 General Election, Imran warned the government that his party could still shutdown the country if a judicial commission was not formed.

Imran Khan also took aim at PML-N leader Rana Sanaullah, saying that 2015 would be the year when the former Punjab law minister would be sent to jail for arrest and torture on PTI workers during protests in Faisalabad.

The PTI chief accused the government of paralysing life in the country by creating a gas, petrol and water crisis.

He ruled out the allegation that the PTI's Islamabad sit-in had been ‘scripted’.

“I assure you that even Einstein could not have written such a script,” he said.

Meanwhile, Information Minister Pervaiz Rashid in reaction to the PTI leader's speech said now was not the time for negative politics and that a concerted effort was needed to address the issue of terrorism.

He questioned Imran as to what was the performance of the KP government in the war against terrorism.

The minister also that the PTI chairman's demand of opening four constituencies had already been met and that Imran would always face embarrassment when the results of his demands were met.

The PTI, along with Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT), had launched a campaign against the government of PM Nawaz Sharif in August last year, demanding that he resign over alleged rigging in the 2013 polls.

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