PESHAWAR: Advisor to the Prime Minister and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) President Amir Muqam Monday said that Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan has never cursed the salary cheques that he received for being a member of the National Assembly (NA).
“Imran is cursing the National Assembly despite the fact that he has been receiving a monthly salary from the same institution,” Muqam said. These views were expressed by him while talking to reporters during a day-long visit to Swabi district where he also offered fateha for the departed soul of the sister of PML-N Swabi district General Secretary Dildar Khan.
Muqam said that people should realise the double standards of PTI, which on one side was abusing the National Assembly and on the other side the party was struggling to retain its seats in the same assembly in the upcoming general elections. He said people should reject politicians who exhibit double standards by rejecting them in the general generals.
He also said that those who claim to have obtained a heavy mandate during the general elections in KP have failed to initiate any significant work for the development of the area. He further said that the longstanding demand of the people of Swabi regarding setting up a passport office in the district was also fulfilled by the PML-N leadership. Offices of the National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA) would also be set up soon in Topi and Rajar areas.
In response to a question, Muqam said that the launch of gas supply scheme in NA 12 was ensured through cooperation with the federal government. The gas supply scheme in NA 13 was being funded 80 per cent by the federal government and 20 per cent by KP government. He further said that by paying 20 per cent of expenditure, the provincial government should not take the whole credit for the project.
Moreover, Muqam announced that construction work on a grid station in Chota Lahore in Swabi district was progressing at a good pace. He also assured the people of his continued support to them, adding that he would not leave any stone unturned in the quest to provide the basic facilities of life to the people to improve their living standard.