KP Assembly members protest in Islamabad
Imran Khan, Chairman of ruling party in KP Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), said that there will be no compromise on the nation’s rights and the federal government will have to give the province its share in the economic corridor and gas royalties.
Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Pervez Khattak arrived in Islamabad to participate in the sit-in of the provincial assembly members.
Khattak, speaking to media, said that they will lay their demands today and will give a one week deadline to the federal government.
He has warned that the entire province will stage a protest if their demands are not met.
“This is a token protest. Theives are hiding in Wapda. The cheaper electricity being generated in KP and is being sold to the people of the province on higher prices”, he said.
KP’s minister for finance Mushtaq Ghani stated that the federal minister has not paid Rs. 653 billion dues to the province.
Qaumi Watan Party (QWP) and Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) have supported the protest while Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam – Fazl (JUI-F) has opposed the sit-in call by the provincial government.