LOWER DIR: Pakistan Peoples Party provincial president Engineer Humayun Khan has said that Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz leader Shahid Khaqan Abbasi is responsible for the differences in the Pakistan Democratic Movement.

Talking to mediapersons at Sarai Payeen during his visit to the district the other day, the PPP leader said that PDM chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman should have treated all the parties alike.

About the PTI government, he said it had badly failed on all fronts. He said that price hike and unemployment had broken the back of poor masses.

He said that Pakistan exportedrice in the past, but the incumbent government was importing it as alms from Saudi Arabia.

He said that due to the flawed policies of the government the country had been importing wheat and sugar.

“We believe in parliamentary struggle and think that democracy is the best revenge,” Humayun Khan said, adding that the PPP played its active role as an opposition party in and outside the parliament.

He said that frequent defeats of the ruling PTI in by-elections across the country revealed that it had lost the people’s trust. He said that the opposition’s victory in the Senate and by-elections showed that the PPP’s stand to continue parliamentary struggle was correct.

Mr Humayun said the PDM should have issued a show-cause notice to PML-N leader Maryam Nawaz for her party’s settlement on Senate seats in Punjab. He alleged that Mr Abbasi and Ahsan Iqbal had created rifts in the PDM.

LAID TO REST: Senior pathologist Dr Fazal Rahim, who died of Covid in Peshawar, was laid to rest at his ancestral graveyard in Kala Dag here on Wednesday. His funeral was attended by his relatives and friends. He had been under treatment for some days at Peshawar.

Dr Rahim was very popular among the masses because of his love for humanity and his role in treatment of thalassaemia patients in the district.

Published in Dawn, May 13th, 2021

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