JUI-F to hold protest against KP cabinet’s expected session in Landikotal

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Shamsul-Amin Pirzada

LANDIKOTAL:  Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam Fazl(JUI-F) Khyber district Wednesday has threatened to stage a protest against the expected session of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa(KP) provincial assembly’s cabinet in Landikotal tehsil.

Talking at a press conference held in Landikotal press club, JUI-F leader Mufti Mohammad Ejaz Shinwari threatened to block the Pak-Afghan highway so that to halt the expected session of the KP assembly’s cabinet in Landikotal. He added that their party and the majority of the tribal people had not accepted the so-called merger of Fata into KP.

“If the PTI is going to hold the session here for the purpose to announce any mega project in Khyber district then they will welcome the session”, Mufti maintained.

He stated that the government should create job opportunities in tribal belts rather than mislead youths through hollow promises. Landikotal residents were deprived of basic facilities since the independence and they need developmental projects in the area, he maintained.

PTI government has spent around 100 billion rupees on a bus service in Peshawar while on the other hand, Landikotal residents have been suffering potable water issues for the last many decades, Mufti said. He added that the current government was not willing to spare a few core rupees to launch a small project to address the water problem in Landikotal, which Mufti Ejaz criticized.

He threatened to stage a protest demonstration and block the Pak-Afghan highway in Landikotal to halt people’s entry into Landikotal tehsil on Thursday.

It is to be mentioned here that on the direction of Prime Minister Imran Khan, the KP assembly cabinet is going to hold its session in Landikotal for the first time in the country’s history.