China-Pak Economic Corridor: K-P govt seeks Fazl’s help to secure rights

Published: January 4, 2016
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K-P Assembly Speaker Asad Qaiser and JUI-F chief exchanging views regarding CPEC. PHOTO: INP

K-P Assembly Speaker Asad Qaiser and JUI-F chief exchanging views regarding CPEC. PHOTO: INP

PESHAWAR: 

The Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa government intensified pressure on the federal government to secure the province’s share in the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor. Part of the efforts was a meeting with Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman on Sunday to gain his support.

The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf-led regime has started visiting the political leadership in the province over the subject. K-P Assembly Speaker Asad Qaiser held a meeting with Fazl at the JUI-F Secretariat in Peshawar Sunday evening. Qaiser shared the provincial government’s stance over the matter and asked for joint efforts to secure K-P’s rights.

Political stability and the agenda of change

“We want Maulana Sahib to lead us in the matter and will meet all provincial leaders including Asfandyar Wali Khan and Aftab Ahmed Khan Sherpao to share information,” said Qaiser while talking to the media after the meeting.

The assembly speaker invited Rehman to be part of the joint efforts and the latter assured his party’s support. Rehman said, “JUI-F wants to take the matter beyond politics as it is crucial to the province.”

The JUI-F chief expressed his reservations over the western alignment of the corridor being turned into a road. He stressed there was a marked difference between a road and an economic corridor.

A matter of CPEC and priorities: Extreme steps threatened if western corridor neglected

Pakhtunkhwa Ulasi Tehreek leader Dr Said Alam Mehsud briefed participants at the meeting regarding CPEC. JUI-F K-P Information Secretary Jalil Jan said his party chief told participants the federal government is yet to clarify their investment in CPEC.

“It is unclear whether $40 billion would be spent by China or be provided by the Asian Development Bank,” he pointed out. Jan added his party would call a meeting of all parliamentarians in Islamabad in a week to discuss the CPEC issue and K-P’s rights connected with it.

Published in The Express Tribune, January 4th, 2016.

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Reader Comments (4)

  • Justice4Deprived
    Jan 4, 2016 - 3:42AM

    Keep this man away, he can sell KP’s rights just for a packet of HALWA. According to his 73 constitution, everything should go fill his belly.Recommend

  • Shahid
    Jan 4, 2016 - 12:31PM

    Sorry to say but it’s a fact that after meeting Modi Imran Khan has started to work against the Economic corridor. He has a lust for power and he damn care for the interest of Pakistan. He wants the corridor to become another Kalabagh dam.Recommend

  • Sceptic
    Jan 4, 2016 - 12:48PM

    PTI is turning into a provincial/regional party, aiming to outflank ANP in KP. Recommend

  • NHA
    Jan 4, 2016 - 2:51PM

    Asfandyar Wali Khan , his name is enough to destroy CPEC and future of Pakistan. He is singlehandedly responsible for Pashtun situation. Poverty, ingnorence, and misery. All his politics & philosophy is hate based . It did not work and will not work in future.

    Solution is in joining the national mainstream, developing friendships, synergies, and working together. Create competitions, not animosities.

    He alone destroyed large water reservoirs projects, and a day will come when people of KPK will drag him out of his office and make him explain what he got for betraying the people of KPK and of Pakistan. Recommend

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