Premier Accuses PTI of Neglecting KP, Calls Them Responsible for Resurgence of Terrorism - Capital TV

June 4, 2023


Premier Accuses PTI of Neglecting KP, Calls Them Responsible for Resurgence of Terrorism

Anum Razzaque

ISLAMABAD: On Wednesday, while expressing the concerns over insurgence of terrorism in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif accused Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) of failing to maintain security, despite having access to special funds.

He stated that the PTI ruled in KP for ten years but they abandoned the province to the mercy of terrorists.

Addressing the cabinet meeting on the insurance of terrorism in KP, the Premier said, “KP’s citizens paid unprecedented sacrifices against terrorism, which are impossible to narrate in words.”

“In 2010, before the disbursement of resources between provinces and federal government, one percent of net resources had been given to the KP government,” claimed the Prime Minister.

“According to the process mentioned, the same amount of resources is being provided to the KP government till now. The Prime Minister mentioned that Rs 417 billion has been provided to KP since 2010 under the National Finance Commission Award,” says Sharif.

The funding was intended to be utilized for the capacity-building of KP Police and security forces, according to the Prime Minister.

“Where was this money spent?” he questioned, despite the establishment of the National Counter Terrorism Authority (NACTA) and Counter Terrorism Department (CTD).

He said, “The nation wants the ruling KP government to be held accountable for the rise of terrorism in the province.We will unitedly fight this scourge and ensure peace in the country.”

He added that the routine agenda of the cabinet meeting was set aside to solely discuss the issue of terrorism, and that an in-camera session could be held for further deliberations

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