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KP lawmakers to stage dharna outside Parliament House today

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) will stage dharna outside Parliament House on Tuesday (today) against lingering electricity crisis in Khyber Pakhtonkhwa, ARY News reported Monday.

Qaumi Watan Party and Pakistan People’s Party have announced their support for the protest, while Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam has voiced in opposition of such a plan.

KP Finance Minister Mushtaq Ghani said the federal government was not releasing outstanding amount in connection to power sector.

Foreign Ministry spokesperson said the KP lawmakers had been allowed to hold peaceful protest outside the Parliament House in Islamabad. He added that irrelevant persons will be barred from red zone in Islamabad.

Any person found/seen involved in vandalism will be strictly dealt as per law, said the spokesperson.

Imran Khan’s admonitions

PTI chief Imran Khan said his party would welcome parties joining the protest today. He stated this while presiding over a meeting of KP lawmakers in Islamabad.

This is a trailer for the government to mend its ways, warned Imran.

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