KP Govt, Oppo agree to pass joint resolution regarding non-provision of funds

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CM regrets centre reluctant in providing uplift funds

The treasury and opposition benches in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa have agreed on adopting and passing a joint resolution in the provincial assembly regarding non provision of funds by the federal government.

Both the benches have expressed firm conviction to move forward with a joint strategy and expressed their commitment to exercise all political, constitutional and legal options for the rights of the province.

This was decided in a joint meeting of the provincial cabinet members and opposition leaders in the provincial assembly held here on Thursday with the Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Mahmood Khan in the chair.

Provincial cabinet members Atif Khan, Shahram Tarakai, Taimoor Salim Jhagra, Shaukat Yousafzai, Akbar Ayub while opposition members Khushdil Khan, Mahmood Batani, Aurangzaib Nalotha, Mir Kalam Khan, Mian Nisar Gul, Shafiq Afridi, Neghat Orakzai and Sobia Khan attended the meeting. Matters of the province related to the federation especially nonpayment of development funds for merged areas and arears of Net Hydel Profit (NHP) were discussed in details during the meeting.

The forum agreed to the fact that non-compliance of the commitments made by the Federal Government regarding provision of development funds for the current fiscal year is badly affecting the development programs of the province especially in merged areas which is unacceptable.

Talking on the occasion, the Chief Minister regretted that the Federal Government is reluctant in providing development funds for NMDs as per its commitment which is sheer injustice to the people of merged areas.

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