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Bilour calls Imran’s Waziristan plan a farce

October 04, 2012


Senior Khyber Pakhtunkhwa minister Bashir Bilour. — Photo by APP/File

PESHAWAR: Calling Imran Khan’s proposed peace march to South Waziristan a farce,  senior Khyber Pakhtunkhwa minister Bashir Ahmed Bilour on Thursday alleged that Khan was travelling to the tribal region on ‘someone’s’ request and was therefore allowing Americans to participate in the rally, DawnNews reported.

Speaking to media representatives at an event in Peshawar, Bilour said the United States was planning to withdraw its forces from Afghanistan and alleged that Khan was staging a farce by leading the rally to South Waziristan.

He added that Khan was going to South Waziristan to hold a rally while his party could not even organise a rally in Peshawar.

Earlier, Bilour distributed allotment letters to those affected by the Mufti Mehmood Flyover project.

At the occasion, he added that the KP government had played a vital role in the development of Peshawar by establishing seven universities and 470 colleges and by generating increased revenues for electricity and gas from Rs 3 billion to Rs 22 billion.

He also expressed his reservations regarding the high court’s decision calling for the demolishing of various government buildings, including a government college, for the restoration of the Shahi Bagh. He added that he would submit an appeal in the Supreme Court with regard to the case.