NOWSHERA: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister Pervez Khattak on Monday said the ruling Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf would not become part of any electoral alliance and would defeat all political parties in the coming general elections to form the next government.

Addressing a public meeting in Badrashi and Koter Pan areas here, the CM said the PTI was ready to contest the next elections alone.

He called for early polls asking the PML-N ruling the centre to bow out without delay for destroying the country’s peace and economy.

Mr Khattak said Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf chairman Imran Khan had demanded snap polls over the federal government’s failure to manage things.

CM asks PML-N to bow out for early polls

He added that the federal government was busy handling in own problems instead of the country’s.

The CM said the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf would stand with the Pakistan Awami Tehreek in their call for justice over the Model Town killings by the police.

He said the government would offer Rs10,000 monthly stipend to 30,000 prayer leaders in the province.

Mr Khattak said the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf had become the most popular party in the province as more and more were joining it over the excellent performance of its government in the province.

He said the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf had fulfilled most of its election promises by improving the people’s lives and reforming institutions.

District nazim Liaquat Khattak, MNA Imran Khattak, tehsil nazim Ahad Khattak and other Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf leaders were also present on the occasion.

Funds promised

Also in the day, the CM promised the provision of Rs5 billion funds for a project for the Kabal River’s remodeling, irrigation schemes’ execution, Indus remodeling, small dams’ construction and other irrigation department projects in Peshawar valley.

The promise was made during a meeting held at the Chief Minister’s House in Peshawar on the Kabal River embankments, river canal system’s improvement and execution of small dams and irrigation schemes.

The CM said Peshawar valley had suffered the ‘worst kind of devastation’ due to the frequent floods and therefore, his government was committed to addressing the issue on permanent basis.

He said the floods had damaged infrastructure in Peshawar valley consisting of Peshawar, Nowshera, Mardan and Swabi districts and claimed many human lives.

Mr Khattak said if the valley could be protected from such natural calamities by spending few billion rupees, a decision to that effect should be made instantly.

He ordered the release of required funds for the project and asked the irrigation department to ensure quality work.

The CM called for a permanent solution to the lack of canal cleanliness and also said drains should be cleaned along scientific lines.

He asked the relevant departments to ensure removal of hurdles to the laying of a good drain system on Reach-I and Reach-II of the project.

Mr Khattak directed the relevant MPAs to visit the project sites to ensure quality work was done.

Published in Dawn, December 12th, 2017