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PM Nawaz should treat KP like Punjab: CM KPK Khattak

28 January, 2014

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PESHAWAR: Chief Minister Pervez Khattak has said that Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif should treat Khyber Pakhtunkhwa like Punjab.

Addressing a news conference with senior provincial minister Sirajul Haq, he said that the LB elections could be conducted in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in March or April. However,he said the date for holding local bodies elections in the province would be announced in February.

He said that provincial government has not been taken into confidence despite the fact that war is being fought in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. He said that Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government may hold peace talks with Taliban if it is empowered to do so.

"JUI-F chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman is part of the federal government. He can revoke NOCs for the Non-Government Organizations (NGOs)," he said.

Khattak said that PESCO chief could be arrested for his alleged involvement in power theft. He said that the PESCO Chief has been found involved in power theft, demanding the federal government to immediately sack him else a case would be registered against the company's chief.

The chief minister said if the federal government failed to pay billions of dues, the provincial government would move the court. There is no-go area anywhere in the province, he added.


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