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PESHAWAR: Adviser to Prime Minister Amir Muqam has blamed the opposition parties for hatching conspiracy against China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) project.

Addressing a public meeting in Bazidkhel area to inaugurate supply of natural gas to the rural localities here on Sunday, he said that no one would succeed to topple the federal government through rallies, sit-ins and protest demonstrations.

He said that Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif was not against any individual rather he was fighting anti-state elements that could not see Pakistan as a prosperous country.

PML-N leader claims no one will succeed to topple govt through rallies, sit-ins

Several other PML-N leaders including Nasir Khan Musazai, Raees Khan Achar, Haji Sifatullah and Raham Dilnawaz spoke on the occasion.

Mr Muqam said that running affairs of the country was not an easy task. He said that playing cricket and ruling a country were two different things. He added that PTI always talked against corruption but it never took the issue serious because the menace was widespread in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa were PTI was in power.

Mr Muqam said that PTI leaders were pressuring Supreme Court to decide the Panama Papers case as per their wishes to disqualify the prime minister otherwise they would allow corruption. He said that a statement was also issued by Chief Minister Pervez Khattak, who asked Supreme Court to disqualify Nawaz Sharif or he (Mr Khattak) would allow corruption.

The PML-N leader demanded of Supreme Court to take suo motu notice of the irresponsible statements and speeches of the opposition parties. He said that politicians should avoid confrontational politics, dragging families of each other’s and using derogatory language.

Mr Muqam, who is also provincial president of PML-N, said that Nawaz Sharif should remain prime minister to complete all the ongoing development schemes in the country.

He said that the opposition’s campaign against the federal government was meant to oppose CPEC. He said that development of the country had baffled leaders of opposition parties and they were out to oust the government at all costs.

The PML-N leader also came hard on provincial government, saying it failed to ensure provision of proper health and education facilities to the people. He said that on one hand PTI claimed to have declared education emergency in the province while on the other hand it was closing educational institutions.

He said that provincial government issued notification about closure and merger of 30 schools for girls with others in PK-8 constituency in Peshawar under its rationalisation policy.

Mr Muqam said that the recent rains of few hours exposed performance of PTI government where shopping centres remained submerged but the civic agencies failed to facilitate people. He said that provincial government should launch ‘metro boat service’ before the start of metro bus in the city.

Published in Dawn, July 17th, 2017