Sherpao slams K-P govt over Bannu jailbreak

PPP-S chief blames ANP, PPP and MQM for Karachi unrest.


Mureeb Mohmand April 23, 2012

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.

COMMENTS (3)

Gul Bahadur | 9 years ago | Reply

Sherpao politics in the province has been nothing but bigotry He accumulated a huge sum of money in Swiss banks at the expense of poor Pakhtoons.He owns large bungalows at University town,Hayatabad and Islamabad beside 30 millions pounds in his Swiss account (He had himself admitted this in one of his depositions.After that (courtesy of Kakar) he managed to run away from the country via Baluchistan-Kabul to Europe He may try to fool the young generation but the senior citizens remember every misdeeds of this great khan of Sherpao who owns not more than 25 acres of land in his home village..

Haris Khan | 9 years ago | Reply

This man is living in fools paradise. Stabbing the PPP in the back like a traitor, which made him chief minister 3 times, and then flourishing in the lap of a dictator, he thinks he will deceive people by telling lies and malicious propaganda against ANP. He is a stigma for democracy. ANP govt has undertaken record development projects especially in the spheres of education, roads and health. it has rendered valuable sacrifices in fighting extremism; and Pakhtuns are suffering because of Musharrafs joining of war on terror, and in this way Aftab sherpao's hands are red with Pakhtuns blood. Through 18th amendement ANP not only won identity for the province, but also provincial autonomy. As result of provincial autonomy there has been a manifold increase in the development projects; royalty of gas and elecetricity increased. Loadshedding is a problem in the whole country, mainly due to Musharraf govt policies (of which Sherpao was a part). After 18th amendment, the gas and electricity situation in KP is fairly better than in Punjab (that's why we hear SHahbaz sharif raising hue & cry everyday about discrimantion with punjab) because every province has to use its own quota, and monopoly of big provinces has been curtailed. Instead of tendering an apology to the nation over Mehran bank money laundering case, in which Younas Habib openly mentioned his name, Sherpao is indulging in spreading venom aagainst others.

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