PESHAWAR - To take a decisive step regarding Khyber Pakhtunkhwa reservations over China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), a crucial meeting of the parliamentary parties in the KP Assembly will be held on Monday.

It will be the second meeting of the parliamentary parties in the KP Assembly on the CPEC issue within week. However, it will be a decisive one, as this time, a tough position will be adopted about KP’s demand to develop the western-route under the CPEC on priority basis. Besides others, the scheduled meeting which will be held in the premises of the KP Assembly will also be attended by Chief Minister Pervez Khattak.

In the meeting a united stand would be adopted for taking a solid step ahead on the issue.

On the same day, later in the afternoon, a joint resolution will be moved and passed from the provincial assembly through which the federal government would be reminded to implement the decisions taken on the CPEC during the APC held with PM Nawaz Sharif in the chair in Islamabad on May 28, 2015.

Since then, the KP assembly has so far passed two resolutions unanimously demanding the federal government to remove ambiguities and fulfil the commitment regarding the project.

Almost two-week back, Pervez Khattak had sent a letter to Federal Minister for Planning and Development Ahsan Iqbal asking him to come clear on the issue.

Time and again, the CM KP has reminded the federal government that instead of a highway, they needed a complete corridor which included fiber optic, railway line, gas and oil pipeline, LNG, electricity and several economic zones.

Besides the provincial government, political leadership from the KP has also raised the issue on different forums that this militancy-hit province is not being provided its due share under the $46 billion CPEC project.

The KP CM had already warned the federal government of taking extreme steps, if his province is ignored.

In his recent remarks, he had asked the center to address the reservations of the KP about the project otherwise they will be left with no option other than to take an extreme step, adding that the federal government will see what they can do.

The KP parliamentary parties may suggest the PTI-led provincial government to impose Section 4 of the Land Acquisition Act to stop sale and purchase of land in areas falling on the CPEC route.

The KP Assembly will entertain nothing else on coming Monday, because the parliamentary leaders of various parties would debate only on the CPEC and KP's reservations.