MNA Iftikhar has nothing to do with provincial projects: PTI
BOONI, Dec 28: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chitral president Abdul Lateef has dispelled the impression that MNA Iftikhar Uddin has any role in the development activities initiated by the provincial government in Chitral.
Talking to chitraltoday.net (ChitralToday), the PTI leader said in the 21st century no one can fool the masses with the jugglery of words.
“The honourable MNA should note that he is elected to safeguard the interest of the people of Chitral at the federal level but he himself has confessed that he could not protect the interests of Chitral as being the lone MNA of former military ruler’s APML, he was not being listened to in the parliament. But at the same time, the MNA wants to take credit of every development activity in Chital.”
Mr Lateef added that can a man with tied hands do so many things? He clarified that the upgradation of the Booni hospital and the investigation into the the alleged corruption in the Torkhow and Mastuj road projects were discussed with Chief Minister Pervez Khattak soon after he took charge as the chief executive of the province. The chief minister immediately directed the concerned authorities to probe the matter.
The PTI Chitral president said the MNA once also attended a meeting of the PTI Chitral leaders with the chief minister because of former MPA Haji Ghulam Muhammad who was supporting the provincial government at that time. However, the MNA could not get any opportunity to attend more meetings after Ghulam Muhammad was unseated from the assembly.
“In this scenario, any claim on the part of the MNA is childish to say the least,” he added. The PTI president further said that instead of claiming credit for the projects of provincial government, the MNA should concentrate his efforts on the issues related to the federal government because Islamabad is treating Chitral with discrimination besides creating hurdles in the execution of mega projects such as the Lawi hydel and the Lowari tunnel projects.
Mr Lateef also criticized the sitting MNA for his role in making the SRSP disputed with his political interference. He said the SRSP was an NGO mandated to serve the people of KP, including Chitral, irrespective of their political affiliation but “every day the murmuring of the MNA about its activities is making this organization disputed.” He advised the MNA to use the clout of Pervez Musharraf to bring funds to Chitral as he had promised during his election campaign instead of taking credit for things which he has nothing to do with.]]>