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Agitation if K-P govt does not stop victimisation: Hoti

PESHAWAR
Khawaja Muhammad Khan Hoti of the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) has accused the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa government of political victimisation and corruption, threatening that if things continued like this, his party would launch an agitation campaign from Tuesday.
Talking to reporters at the Peshawar Press Club on Saturday, Hoti, a former federal minister, said that the PTI-led provincial government was involved in corruption, political victimisation and harassment of its opponents.
He said he would produce proofs before media representatives about of the corruption of PTI ministers and explain the same in public meetings.
Criticising inductions in Mardan police, he said: “Police officials have been appointed on political grounds in the district.” He added that instead of performing their jobs and maintaining the law and order situation, Mardan Police was being used to suppress political rivals.
Hoti vowed that his party would resist all such ‘illegal activities’ of the PTI government, its MPAs and ministers.
“The K-P Ehtesaab Commission is not taking any notice of the rampant corruption in various government departments,” he insisted.
He claimed that he would expose major scandals in procurement of medicines being supplied to various health facilities across the province.
He warned that if the KP government did not stop harassing its political opponents using the police, he would start a mass agitation campaign.
The PPP leader condemned the recent statement by US President Donald Trump against Pakistan, saying that the US allegations were baseless.
He called for boosting national economy to eliminate the country’s dependence on foreign aid.
He said that Pakistan rendered innumerable sacrifices in the war on terror and the country was still actively countering terrorism and militancy.



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