MALAKAND - Provincial Finance Minister Mohammad Hamayun Khan has said that PPP is not responsible for the energy crisis in the country as it was the result of the previous rulers.
He told this in a certificates and shields distribution ceremony organized by HEAL Development Organization in the honour of volunteers who had participated in 2009 IDPs relief camp in the Government High School no 1 Thana.
Hamayun said that in 1994 late Benazir Bhutto had introduced energy policy in order to overcome the problem of electricity shortage in future but in 1997 when Nawaz Sharif came into power he cancelled all the agreements with private power producers and Musharraf government also did not give importance to the energy sector and no new dam was constricted in the country.
He told that after the 18th amendment the provincial government of KPK is going to inaugurate Manda, Mataltan and Lavi hydel power projects very soon.
Hamayun Khan said that Benazir Bhutto had told in her last speech that militants wanted to separate Swat and Malakand from Pakistan. He said that our leaders and workers have rendered sacrifices to foil the devil desire of miscreants.
He paid tributes to the volunteers of IDPs relief camp and the dwellers of Thana and said that the people of Thana have done great job with zeal at that hard time.
Hamayun Khan said that he has given special importance to education and upgraded several schools and colleges in the region.
He also said that he has opened four new degree colleges in Malakand, established polytechnic institute in Batkhela, Special Education Complex in Thana, drug addicts rehabilitation center in Thana, Hanif Khan Sports complex, Hanif Khan Memorial Hall in Batkhela, Batkhela gravity scheme, Batkhela Totakan road, Batkhela Badwan road and so on.
He said that the PPP government is trying to provide better health facilities to the local people and for this purpose, we have upgraded the local hospital and appointed new medical staff.
Meanwhile, Nadeem Mumtaz Quraishi on Monday launched a new political party with the name of Mustaqbil Pakistan (MS), and vowed to eradicate corruption culture via bringing sincere leadership to state.
Addressing a news conference here at the Press Club, Qureshi, chairman of his own party, said that it was need of the hour to bring able, devoted and honest leadership to get the country out of the existing turmoil-like situation.
Flanked by Aamer Shahzad Hashmi, provincial coordinator of the party, and other offices bearers, he said that the party was launched two years ago and also got registered it the Election Commission of Pakistan. He further said that his party would contest the next general elections from six constituencies of Sindh, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, and Punjab provinces.
In Punjab, he maintained, their candidates would contest for the seats of Multan, Bahawalpur and Jang whereas names for the rest of constituencies have not been finalized yet.
About party tickets, Qureshi said that tickets would be given to educated and competent persons with the consultation of the local leadership of the party on merit.