ISLAMABAD: The government on Thursday issued a white paper on Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s (PTI) performance in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa for the past 14 months.
Addressing the media in Islamabad, PML-N MNA Marvi Memon presented the paper titled ‘A Great Betrayal in the Name of Change’, which compares the performance of the PML-N government in Punjab and PTI government in K-P.
“PTI has failed to deliver in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa and in order to divert the attention from their performance they started to disturb the system through sit-ins,” said Memon, adding that PTI has not fulfilled the promises it made during election campaigns.
“K-P government has spent only Rs25 billion of total outlay of Rs83 billion during the current fiscal year,” she added.
Memon was flanked by Information Minister Pervaiz Rashid and privitisation minister Muhammad Zubair.
Earlier, on September 24, Rashid urged PTI chief Imran Khan to bring his grievances about the 2013 election to Parliament, while presenting a fact-sheet titled ‘The Truth behind PTI’s allegations’.
Further, censuring K-P Chief Minister Pervaiz Khattak for ignoring his province for the post 40 days and attending the sit-in instead, Rashid said the PTI government should have made K-P a model province.
Terming Pakistan Awami Tehreek chief Dr Tahirul Qadri, a man with a “violent mind”, Rashid said the joint investigation team has declared that violence was initiated by PAT workers during the clashes in Model Town between police and PAT supporters.
Meanwhile, Zubair said PTI resorted to politics of sit-ins to obstruct progress in other parts of the country as they were failing to run K-P.
“PTI leadership did not feel it reasonable to face people for having failed in serving people after five years,” he said.
“Under the 18th Amendment, PTI had the power to reform the education and health sectors and improve law and order, but the PTI government completed failed in it.”
The privitisation minister also alleged that 82 per cent of PTI’s lawmakers do not pay taxes while PTI chairman Imran Khan speaks against tax evaders in his speeches.
Citing a recent survey of Pakistan Institute of Legislative Development and Transparency, Zubair said the satisfactory level in Punjab is plus 33 per cent, while in K-P it is minus four per cent.