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PTI dissident legislators postpone drive at the eleventh hour

PESHAWAR: The dissident lawmakers of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa had almost decided to launch “mass campaign” against some of own party leaders, particularly Chief Minister Pervez Khattak, and inform people that the party had failed in its commitment, but postponed the programme after party chief Imran Khan intervened and called them to Islamabad today (Sunday).
Five dissident MNAs, including Dawar Khan Kundi, Col (retd) Ameeruddin Khan, Sajid Nawaz Khan, Khyal Zaman Orakzai and Junaid Akbar and seven MPAs, such as Yasin Khalil, Qurban Ali Khan, Amjad Afridi, Jamshed Mohmand, Shakil Khan, advisor to chief minister, Babar Salim Khan and Fazle Khaliq, held a press conference at the residence of Khyal Zaman in Peshawar and admitted that their party government had miserably failed in fulfilling the commitment made with the masses during the 2013 general election.
The dissident PTI parliamentarians had planned their future plan of going to the masses and particularly the PTI workers to inform them that their party had failed to deliver in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
“We have chalked out our future strategy and decided to approach PTI workers that our party government has miserably failed to deliver in the province. We wanted to inform the masses that the present PTI government is as corrupt and incompetent as the previous regimes were. There is not a single department functioning well or corruption free. The team leader is Pervez Khattak and he should be held responsible for stabbing the party manifesto,” said Qurban Ali Khan, PTI MPA from Nowshera district, hometown of Pervez Khattak.
He said they had planned province-wise campaign but postponed it when party chairman Imran Khan finally intervened and personally approached all the dissident MNAs and MPAs and called them to a meeting in Islamabad on Sunday at 4pm.
“What we are saying Imran Khan knows this. The party workers had lost their hopes and party popularity going down day by day. What we promised during general elections we failed to deliver. We failed in impartial accountability of the corrupt people. PTI ministers had become monarchs. They don’t care of public complaints and problems. They don’t come to their offices and are making money. Health and education were our priorities and we have failed in both sectors,” Qurban Ali said.
He said all the dissident party MNAs and MPAs agreed to accept Imran Khan’s offer of meeting as he is leader and therefore postponed their next plan till outcome of the meeting.“The issue is simple and every party worker and leader knows that Pervez Khattak is responsible for causing a huge loss to the party during three years of tenure. He is a failed captain of the team and should be made accountable for his decisions that met the party with total failure,” the PTI MPA said.
MPA Yasin Khalil from Peshawar shared similar views, saying when they raised voice against what he termed ‘massive corruption’, mismanagement and irregularities in the provincial government under the patronage of Chief Minister Pervez Khattak alleged that they were demanding ministries.
“Where is that impartial accountability of the corrupt elements, where is merit in this government? Imran Khan has still time to revisit his strategy and bring an honest, competent and party loyal chief minister to implement the PTI manifesto,” said Yasin Khalil.He said performance of the cabinet was zero as there is no check on the ministers and their work.



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