As pockets of similar protests continue across the province, Nazims and Councillors Ittehad held a demonstration at Hangu Press Club on Wednesday. They threatened to protest in front of the CM Secretariat and K-P Assembly if their demands were not met. Their demands continue to be what they consider a proper devolution of powers.
Hailing from 42 village councils in Hangu, protesters gathered in front of the press club where they were addressed by Nazims and Councillors’ Ittehad Chairperson Abdul Khaliq, general secretary Mian Aslam, president Atif Ali and press secretary Farooq Bangash.
Expressing concern over government’s policies towards the newly established institutions and elected councillors, speakers said Imran Khan’s local government system “was nothing but false claims”. They added councillors lack powers to help people resolve their issues and problems.
Published in The Express Tribune, February 25th, 2016.