Peace of region linked to early withdrawal of NATO forces

August 26, 2013 Off By Web Desk

Karachi: Senior Provincial Minister of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Sirajul Haq on Monday said all the provincial and federal governments should work together to steer THE country out of crises with joint efforts, otherwise people would lose confidence in democracy and politicians.

He expressed views while addressing meets the press programme at Karachi Press Club. Ameer Jamaat-e-Islami Karachi Muhammad Hussain Mehanti, President Karachi Press Club Imtiaz Khan Farhan and Aamir Latif were also present on this occasion. Haq said Pakistan is in the grip of terrorism since many years and situation could not be improved till the withdrawal of NATO forces from Afghanistan.

He said loadshedding, poverty and unemployment are the major problems facing by the country. He said joint efforts were needed to resolve all important issues and called for formulation of national agenda to tackle existing crises. He urged all political forces to shun personal differences for the sake of country and take practical steps to resolve all the national issues.

He said presence of the US forces in Afghanistan had increased the problems for South Asians countries as terrorism activities had surged in the region. He said peace of the region was linked to withdrawal of NATO forces from neighbouring country Afghanistan.

Haq said coalition government in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa would eliminate the menace of corruption in the province and soon commission would be constituted in the province that would conduct accountability of all people involved in corruption. He said provincial government had allocated Rs 66 billion for education sector in province and around 4 million students would get advantage from it. He said these 4 million children would lay the foundation of new Pakistan and also bring the good name of country in future.

He said there is huge capacity of generating electricity in province but federal government was not interested to invest in these energy projects of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. He said recent attack on DI Khan Jail was the continuity of Bannu jail attack, Abbottabad incident and attack on GHQ. He informed that provincial government had formed a commission to probe the DI Khan jail attack. He said if the federal government showed sincerity to stop drones attacks in Pakistani territory then surly provincial authorizes would support the central government.