Provincial Chairman of Qaumi Watan Party (QWP) Sikandar Hayat Khan Sherpao on Tuesday asked the government to introduce a mechanism to ensure the availability of all commodities, particularly wheat flour in Ramazan and take action against hoarders and profiteers. Speaking at a press conference held at Sherpao village in Charsadda district, he asked the authorities concerned to put in place a mechanism to provide relief to the people by bringing down the prices of the daily use food items. Piran Village Council nazim Sahib Shah announced joining the QWP along with his family members and supporters on this occasion.
“The government must order a crackdown against the hoarders and profiteers to provide relief to the have-nots during Ramazan,” he said, adding that the skyrocketing inflation had made life miserable for the people. He said that one year had passed but no funds had been issued to the elected members of the local government, which was a grave injustice to the people and it also amounted to a violation of the constitution. Criticizing Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf leader Imran Khan, Sikandar Sherpao said it seemed the country had two laws keeping in view what the PTI leader did. He demanded that the rule of law should be ensured in the country so that nobody would avoid facing the courts.
He said that the previous PTI-led provincial government did not safeguard the constitutional rights of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. He said that the PTI leaders did not take up with the Centre the release of the net hydel profit arrears. The QWP leader said that his party would continue raising voices for the rights of the oppressed segments of society. However, few days earlier Qaumi Watan Party (QWP) Chairman Aftab Ahmad Khan Sherpao criticized former prime minister Imran Khan for creating hurdles to avoid facing the courts. “Imran Khan used to talk about the rule of law, but his conduct has proven he did not practice what he preached,” he said, while addressing a gathering.—APP