Ruckus in KP Assembly as JUI-F MPA stages protest in front of speaker’s dais

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PESHAWAR: The provincial assembly of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa on Tuesday witnessed uproar when Mufti Said Janan of Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam-F (JUI-F) staged a protest in front of the speaker’s dais against not releasing of gas and oil royalty for his constituency.

The opposition benches joined the protest of JUI-F MPA, forcing Deputy Speaker Mehr Taj Roghani to adjourn the proceeding till Friday.

Mufti Said Janan said that Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) led provincial government was reluctant to release oil and gas royalty worth Rs108.5 million for his constituency in district Hangu.

He said the provincial government had released funds to other members of district Hangu and refused his funds.

He said other PTI member received Rs930 million but he only got Rs100 million, which was injustice with the people of his constituency, he added.

Mufti Janan said that the concerned committee of assembly and Peshawar High Court had given decisions in his favour, yet the provincial government was reluctant to release funds.

He staged a protest in front of the speaker’s table and said that he would not end his protest until a decision by the chair comes in his favour.

Munawar Khan of JUI-F said that he had been deprived of Rs100 million development funds by the government.

Similarly, Pakistan People’s Party’s Muhammad Ali Shah Bacha said he had received only Rs50 million in funds instead of Rs500 million.

Qurban Ali Khan the dissident member of PTI said that he joined the party for justice, but he had been punished for saying the truth. He said that since the last two years, he had not received a single penny.

The members of the opposition joined Mufti Said Janan in his protest in front of speaker’s rostrum.