Says Sharif family could not submit any document in nine months
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan on Wednesday called for the merger of federally-administered tribal areas (FATA) into Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province in order to effectively combat terrorism in the restive region.
Khan’s demand came shortly after a suicide bomber rammed his motorcycle into a government’s van in Hayatabad area, killing at least two workers. “Right now, there is a vacuum in FATA due to lack of developments and it can only be filled with its speedy merger into Khyber Pakhtunkhwa,” Khan told a news conference at Hayatabad Medical Complex.
“I am afraid that if we don’t speed up the process of FATA’s merger into KPK, the gains of Zarb-e-Azb operation will be reversed,” he warned.
He suggested that local government system should be brought to FATA to lay the foundation for the impoverished region’s uplift. He directed the provincial government to investigate the terrorist attack from all angles and bring the perpetrators of the violence to justice.
Meanwhile talking on Panama case he said that there are a lot of contradictions in the evidences that have been submitted in Supreme Court (SC) by Sharif family.
Talking to media outside SC after hearing of Panama case he said there is no proof of Mian Sharif and Qatari’s settlement. Imran said Salman Akram Raja, counsel for Hassan and Hussain Nawaz, has himself verified that there is no evidence of what Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said in parliament.
Imran Khan added that nine months have passed and there is still no answer by Sharif family regarding Panamagate. He further added that Maryam Nawaz is the beneficiary owner. “Government’s focus is not on any other matter but Panama case, Rana Sanaullah’s statement regarding Lahore blast is shameful,” Imran Khan said.