Imran instructs K-P CM to collaborate with Centre, security agencies

Gandapur meets incarcerated PTI founder in Adiala Jail, briefs him on key political issues

News Desk March 16, 2024
Ali Amin Gandapur and Imran Khan. PHOTO: FILE

Former prime minister and founder of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), Imran Khan, has issued directives to Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) Chief Minister Ali Amin Gandapur to actively engage in discussions on federal platforms, including the SIFC, and to collaborate with security agencies to uphold provincial rights.

The instructions were conveyed during a crucial meeting between Chief Minister Gandapur and Imran Khan at Adiala Jail on Saturday. Information Advisor to Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, Barrister Muhammad Ali Saif, shared details of the meeting with the media, highlighting its significance in addressing key political issues.

According to Barrister Saif, Chief Minister Gandapur sought guidance from Imran Khan on various political matters, particularly concerning the upcoming Senate elections. The PTI founder was reportedly consulted on the selection of candidates from Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, and his approval was sought for the proposed nominees.

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Furthermore, Gandapur provided Khan with a comprehensive briefing on his recent meeting with Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif, during which discussions regarding provincial rights took center stage. Khan emphasised the importance of continued efforts in this regard and instructed the K-P CM to actively participate in discussions on federal platforms such as the SIFC.

The meeting also addressed concerns regarding peace and security in the province, particularly in light of today’s deadly attack in North Waziristan. Imran Khan expressed regret over the incident and directed Chief Minister Gandapur to take all necessary measures to enhance the security situation in K-P. He emphasised the importance of cooperation with security agencies in this endeavor.

In addition to security matters, the discussion also touched upon the restoration of health cards and the Ramazan package in K-P. Imran Khan expressed satisfaction with the progress made in these areas, reflecting his commitment to the welfare of the province's residents.


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