JUI-F out to spoil peace initiative with Taliban: Khattak
06 August, 2013
NOWSHERA: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister Pervez Khattak has said that Maulana Fazlur Rahman has resorted to propaganda against Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan to spoil the peace initiative with the Taliban.
Talking to reporters here on Monday, he said the Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) leader's aim was to create doubts in the minds of the Taliban as he wanted to maintain the status quo so that militancy continued in the region.
He pointed out that the nation must decide who the real "agent" was as elements in the JUI-F did not like the PTI peace overtures to the Taliban. He said the PTI stance to employ peaceful means to bring an end to militancy in the region was not liked by leaders like Maulana Fazlur Rahman.
The chief minister argued that the JUI-F chief had turned to a blame-game to promote confrontational politics and promote his vested interests. "That is the reason that he has been dubbing Imran Khan an agent of the Jews," added.
He said Maulana Fazlur Rahman had lost the sense to respect his fellow politicians as he was addicted to be part of ruling alliances. "After losing the May 11 election, his desire of hijacking the public mandate in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has miserably failed," he stressed.
The chief minister described the PTI as one of the country's biggest political parties that was given a mandate by the public to usher in a change by bringing an end to corruption and loot and plunder of the public exchequer.
He said the PTI was establishing an independent accountability commission in the province within a week to initiate a decisive action against the corrupt. To a query, he said the PTI would remain successful in the by-election in the province as the party had been focusing on the real issues to mitigate the hardships of the people.
Pervez Khattak said the PTI would be implementing public-friendly policies soon after Eidul Fitr as professional teams had been constituted to help the government bring reforms in education and health sectors. He said the PTI would implement its manifesto in letter and spirit in the larger interest of the public.