PESHAWAR, 22 DEC (DNA) – Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan on Monday sought assistance from the Federal government to Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK) as it was spending its budget on Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) and bearing immense tribal areas’ pressure.
PTI Chief expressed these views at a press conference along with Chief Minister KPK Pervaiz Khattak in Peshawar. He said that the attack on ArmyPublic School united the nation against a common enemy.
He said that the Peshawar attack had its affects on the entire country. Imran Khan also said that Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK) is bearing tribal areas’ pressure. Police are not trained to combat issues in border areas, he added.
He urged to send Frontier Corps (FC) back to check-posts. PTI chairman urged Federal government to give financial aid to KPK saying that KPK goverment is bearing IDPs pressure.
According to an estimate, at least 15,000 to 20,000 people enter Pakistan illegally, PTI chairman added. Imran Khan expressed suspicion that where those people go and live in Pakistan.
He also urged the government to stop such illegal activities at the Torkham border and that as many as 5,000 people from Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) must be recruited in the police.
KPK government is spending a particular amount of its budget on the IDPs, he added. Moreover, he said that KPK Police has a need of intelligence support to limit illegal activities.
PTI chairman urged the government to send back the people residing illegally in the country adding that KPK FC was established for the protection of the province.
Furthermore, he said that they are accepting the elections but not the rigging and that they do not want to take political advantage or play blame-game.
Earlier, chairman Imran Khan reached Peshawar to visit Army Public School and school’s martyr principal Saeeda Qazi’s residence for Fateha.
People gathered around him as he reached the school and expressed their grief. Pak army briefed him about the Peshawar attack. PTI chairman also examined the school building.
Strict security measures were taken at Khan’s arrival; provincial minister Ali Ameen Gandapur was let inside the building after checking.
After visiting the school, Imran Khan went to visit bereaved family of Saeeda Qazi who was the principal of the school and expressed his condolences and recited Fateha.
PTI chairman was accompanied by Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Pervez Khatak. Imran Khan will hold separate meetings with PTI and coalition partners MPAs at the Chief Minister House.
He will also hold a press conference along with Pervez Khattak. It will be Imran Khan’s first visit to Khyber Pakhtunkhwa after formation of PTI government in the province. DNA