‘Federal govt yet to implement 18th amend’


Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Minister for Sports, Tourism and Youth Affairs Syed Aqil Shah said on Monday that while the 18th amendment passed several months ago, the Federal government has yet to implement it. Speaking during a discussion organised by Khyber Union of Journalists (KhUJ) at the press club, Shah said, “We will never accept the federal governments’ delay tactics in implementing the 18th amendment. Non-implementation will be injustice with federating units.” He said there was no threat to the democratic setup in the country and opposition to government policies was part of democratic process.
Regarding the demand for a Hazara province, Shah said no province can be made through ransacking and sabotage and the subject must be approached through a constitutional forum. He said the peaceful hosting of the ‘National Games’ in KP would prove Pakhtuns are a peace loving people. He said over Rs 2 billion have been spent under the head of Sports and Tourism in KP.