PESHAWAR: Chief Minister Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) Ameer Haider Hoti said that the responsibility of providing security to Dr Shakil Afridi lay with the K-P government, and the provincial government is doing all it can to provide him safety.
Addressing the inauguration ceremony of the Rozgaar Scheme in Peshawar, Hoti said that Dr Afridi has been kept in the Central Jail Peshawar, like all other criminals, and owing to the security concerns, it is providing him adequate security.
For Dr Afridi’s security, the K-P government has also contacted the federal government to shift him to another province. However, the Punjab government has refused to host him in the Adiala Jail or any other jail in Punjab, Hoti added.
He further said that the provincial government is still trying its best to transfer Dr Afridi to another prison. But, he added, that the issue of Dr Afridi is not the only issue and there are other issues which also need to be addressed.
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