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Imran Khan takes swipe at Sharifs for Punjab police incompetence

PESHAWAR: Expressing grief over woeful Kasur incident, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan on Friday said Sharif brothers could not make great strides in bringing reforms in the police department despite being in power for 19 years.

Addressing an event here, the PTI chief said his party government in Khyber Pakhutnkhwa (KP) ensured meritocracy in police recruitment.

“No department could progress in positive direction until merit is not ensured,” he emphasised.

Commending KP police performance, he said the police morale back in 2013 was down owing to Taliban attacks and over 700 casualties of policemen. “Our government empowered the police department after bringing grass-roots level reforms,” Khan asserted.

He said the PTI government in the province did not allow any political interference in the police department. “The ultimate positive outcomes of police department in KP are no more secret,” he added.

Referring to Kasur alike incident in Dera Ismail Khan, he said KP police have arrested around 10 to 12 suspects so far.

Coming to economy, he said the country is rich in mineral resources but needs a proper road map to benefit from them.

He also stressed anti-pollution measures to combat pollution in the country, as what he said, the global warming is one of the significant threats to Pakistan.



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