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MARDAN: Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf chairman Imran Khan has said that looters and plunders have forged unity to attack institutions of the country.

Addressing a public meeting at Hathiyaan railway station ground here on Monday, he alleged that the funds meant for education and health sectors were transferred abroad by the corrupt rulers and government officials.

He said that they would make the country a real Islamic and welfare state if people voted for PTI in the general elections 2018.

He said that he was seeing formation of a ‘new Pakistan’ after the next general elections.

Chief Minister Pervez Khattak, provincial ministers Atif Khan and Shah Farman, members of National and provincial assemblies and PTI leaders attended the meeting.

The PTI chief said that they would merge Federally Administered Tribal Areas with Khyber Pakhtunkhwa if they formed government in the centre after the upcoming general elections.

PTI chief says funds meant for education, health transferred abroad by rulers

He said that major portion of funds would spent on development schemes in Fata.

He said that they would set up educational institutions and hospitals in Fata after coming into power.

The PTI chief said that only Maulana Fazlur Rehman and Mahmood Khan Achakzai were opposing merger of Fata with Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

He criticised both the leaders and termed them hurdle to merger of Fata with the province.

Mr Khan said that the government should not have carried out military operation in tribal areas as it created hatred in the hearts of tribesmen against the institutions of the country. He said that it was a mistake of the rulers to fight the war of America. He said that it was a war of others that destroyed Fata.

The PTI chief claimed that provincial government introduced a better system of local governments in the province. He said that Khyber Pakhtunkhwa police were role model for police of other provinces.

“What Maulana Fazlur Rehman has done for Kashmir since he has been made chairman for the Kashmir Committee,” he questioned. He said that Maulana Fazlur Rehman was fit in every government as he adjusted himself in every regime for getting ministry or other key post.

Mr Khan said that he along with his other party leaders and workers staged sit-in for126 days in Islamabad to strengthen democratic system in the country.

He said that the sit-in encouraged people to seek their rights.

The PTI chief said that looters and plunders forged unity and were attacking institutions of the country.

He alleged that government funds meant for education and health were transferred abroad by corrupt rulers and government officials.

Mr Khan alleged that the central government of PML-N got huge foreign loans on stern conditions that increased burden on the country. He said that the world did not give respect to countries, which took loans.

He said that America warmly welcomed Ayub Khan when he had visited the US as a president as at that time Pakistan had not taken loans from IMF and other institutions.

On the other hand, he said, that Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi was body searched at an American airport during his recent visit to the US.

He said that it was not only disgrace of the prime minister but the entire nation.

“We are going to hold a huge public meeting at Minar-i-Pakistan in Lahore on April 29,” said the PTI chief.

He said that they planted about one billion trees in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa to fight environmental pollution.

He said that former prime minister Mian Nawaz Sharif was disqualified for his Rs300 billion corruption.

Earlier, Chief Minister Pervez Khattak and other PTI leaders also addressed the public meeting.

Published in Dawn, April 17th, 2018