Govt not sincere in restoring peace, alleges PTI
PESHAWAR, Feb 16: Local leaders of Pakistan Tehrik-i-Insaf said on Saturday that the government was not sincere in restoring peace in the region otherwise it would have implemented the resolutions adopted by joint session of parliament.
Speaking at a press conference in Peshawar Press Club, PTI Peshawar district president Yaseen Khalil and Fata organiser Iqbal Afridi said that the Awami National Party leadership had nothing to do with the restoration of peace, as it did not take any serious initiative in this direction during its five-year term in government.
They said the all parties conference convened by the ANP in Islamabad on Feb 14 was a futile exercise, which failed to pave the way for restoration of peace.
“The ANP is just misleading masses by taking such unproductive steps. The recent attack on the cavalcade of chief minister in Mardan has proved that Taliban are not ready to negotiate with the government,” they said.
They said that the country was facing numerous internal and external challenges due to wrong policies of the incumbent rulers.
The situation is deteriorating with each passing day, they said and added that free and fair election was the only solution to problems being faced by the nation.
On the occasion, PML-Q activist and former APA of Bara tehsil Shah Hussain Afridi joined the PTI along with his family members.
He said that the country needed an honest and dedicated leadership to steer the country out of present crises. Criticising the government, he said that it had completely failed to solve people’s problems.
Welcoming Mr Hussain into PTI, Mr Iqbal claimed that the activists of different political parties were joining their party, mainly due to poor performance of the incumbent rulers.