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KP MPAs end protest after successful talks

ISLAMABAD: Members of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Assembly ended their protest in front of the National Assembly (NA) after the negotiations with the federal government were successful, ARY News reports.

KP Assembly members had staged a protest on Tuesday (today) in front of the Parliament against power shortage in the province, demand for gas royalty and for the province’s share on the economic corridor with China.

Federal Minister for Water and Power Khawaja Muhammad Asif received Chief Minister KP Pervez Khattak as he arrived at the Parliament House to record his protest.

Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) Chief Siraj-ul-Haq, Senator Ilyas Bilour and Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam – Sami (JUI-S) head Sami-ul-Haq were present during the talks.

Khattak, speaking to media after talks with Asif, said that the water and power minister has ensured him that their problems will be resolved within a week.

“The power crisis will be resolved till Friday while KP’s reservations on Kashghar – Gwadar route will be addressed in the meeting called by Prime Minister on Wednesday”, Khattak said.

“The loadshedding crisis will end before Ramadan”, he added.

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