PESHAWAR: In an open letter to Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) Chief Minister Pervez Khattak on Tuesday put forward 11 demands regarding the province, Express News reported.
The letter called on the federal government to assist K-P as it struggles to help the internally displaced persons (IDPs) arriving in Bannu from North Waziristan in the aftermath of a military operation.
Khattak said K-P, due to its many problems, should be declared a disaster-hit province and dealt with accordingly.
Given the unstable security situation in the region, Khattak said the Frontier Constabulary personnel deployed in other provinces should be returned to K-P.
He also complained in his letter that initiatives taken by the K-P government to reform the weak system in the country were not appreciated by the federal government. Khattak further alleged that the federal government creates hindrances whenever the K-P government takes steps to provide rights to the people.
Reiterating his government’s past request, Khattak also said that the federal government should hand over the Peshawar Electric Supply Company (Pesco) to the province.
He further said that K-P should be provided with 2,000 megawatts (MW) of energy as promised instead of 1,300MW. The chief minister also complained that K-P experiences more load-shedding than other provinces.