SHABQADAR: Chief of Pakistan Peoples Party-Sherpao (PPP-S) Aftab Ahmad Khan Sherpao has held the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) government responsible for the escape of inmates from Bannu prison.
Attending the second death anniversary of former MPA Alamzeb Umerzai in Charsadda, Sherpao claimed that the provincial government was indirectly involved in the jailbreak. Directing his suspicions against the Awami National Party (ANP), the PPP-S chief demanded a judicial inquiry into the incident, claiming that it would prove his suspicions right.
Sherpao also held the ANP, along with Pakistan Peoples Party and Muttahida Qaumi Movement, responsible for the wave of target killings in Karachi.
He denounced the provincial government for doing nothing for the people of K-P apart from promoting terror, hiking prices and increasing load-shedding daily.
Sherpao was talking to the media after a ceremony near the grave of former MPA Alamzeb Umerzai. The late MPA was killed in Charsadda two years back. His family subsequently lodged an FIR against MPA Shakil Umerzai. The case is currently under trial.
Echoing Zardari’s now famous slogan, Sherpao told the media that “democracy is the best revenge and PPP-S will avenge Alamzeb’s murder by winning his provincial assembly seat (from Shakil Umerzai) in the upcoming elections.”
Talking about the elections, Sherpao claimed that no one could predict when the upcoming elections would be held since the K-P government was itself confused over whether to hold general elections or local body elections in October.
Talking about the reopening of the Nato supply route, he said: “The state interest should be prioritised as the primary issue while other issues should come later.”
Published in The Express Tribune, April 23rd, 2012.
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