Imran Khan says will discuss FATA issues with army chief

Imran Khan says will discuss FATA issues with army chief

Imran Khan says will discuss FATA issues with army chief

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Chairman Imran Khan has announced that the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa government will not present the budget for FY2018-19, asking the federal government to follow suit because "it lacks mandate given that it is about to complete its five-year tenure".

Siraj Ahmad Khan was elected Member National Assembly from NA-6 Noushera-II.

With regards to the demand of a separate province in south Punjab by ruling party members, Imran said he supports the move and added that had local governments been empowered enough there would be no demand of another province. "Those having honesty, integrity and loyalty to the party and electability will be awarded tickets for 2018 elections", he said.

In response to a question, he said that former prime minister Nawaz Sharif indebted the nation by taking unprecedented loans, and has no moral authority to question loans taken by KP government. According to Dawn News, PTI vice chairman Shah Mehmood Qureshi as saying that the campaign was being carried out by some party's social media wing.

He said that several parties had reached a consensus on KP-FATA merger, which was unfortunately sabotaged by Maulana Fazlur Rehman, and that FATA reforms were not implemented. He alleged the previous caretaker government had failed to ensure free and fair elections in 2013.

He also promised to abolish the permit system, which causes vast hardship and agony to local people.

"The overseas Pakistanis are valuable asset of the country and their fundamental right to franchise should be acknowledged and granted without any further delay". "The PTI will continue to fight for the voting right of overseas Pakistanis until reasonable arrangements have been made to ensure their participation in the next general election", Khan said.

Khan added that the people of Pakistan were pleased with the recent decisions of the Supreme Court.

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