Alleges Rs189b funds of province withheld by federal Govt
Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Mahmood Khan has expressed grave concern over the rising inflation in the country coupled with non-provision of budgeted funds of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province by the incumbent Federal Government, adding that the indifference has raised serious questions over the credibility and competence of the federal cabinet in running the federation. In a statement issued from the Chief Minister’s secretariat, Mahmood Khan deplored the undemocratic and immoral attitude of the federal government.
He stated that Rs 189 Billion funds of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province have been withheld by the Federal Government to create financial instability in the province, which is an undemocratic approach towards achieving selfish political interests. He clarified that the component parties of the PDM are jeopardizing national interests for their political motives and have no policy to steer the country out of the prevailing economic crisis. Inflation has reached an all-time high and basic commodities have gone beyond the purchasing capacity of ordinary citizens.
Mahmood Khan maintained that the component parties of PDM used inflation as an excuse to topple a democratically elected government under the regime change conspiracy and have caused inflation to double after coming into power. This clearly indicates that the component parties of PDM were never sincere in their claims and do not have any interest in addressing the issues facing ordinary citizens. He said adding they only wanted to seize control of the country to abolish corruption cases against them and pave way for the entry of corrupt politicians into the political landscape of the country.
Moreover, they are serving alien interests to remain in power and further loot the nation’s capital. To succeed in their nefarious intentions, they have undermined the credibility of accountability institutions in the country. The Chief Minister clarified that Chairman Pakistan Tehreek e Insaf Imran Khan is the only political figure who enjoys the uniform support of citizens from all over the country. Sweeping victory in the recent by-elections has proved that PTI is the only political party that represents the federation and that has the ability to represent Pakistan internationally and steer it out of the prevailing crisis.
The Chief Minister maintained that the political stature of Imran Khan is unparalleled, due to which the component parties of PDM are hesitant about going into general elections.