PESHAWAR - Jamaat-e-Islami Khyber Pakhtunkhwa chapter Ameer Mushtaq Ahmad Khan has asked the federal government to remove reservations of smaller units by constituting a committee consisting of all four provincial chief ministers and political parties.

He also asked federal government to put all the details of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor route otherwise threatened a protest sit-in in front of Governor House.

The JI provincial chief expressed these remarks during a press conference here at party provincial head office Al-Markaz Islami on Tuesday.

Criticizing the Federal MINISTER Ahsan Iqbal's statement, Mushtaq said that consensus to construct western route of the CPEC on priority basis was already reached during the All Party Conference (APC) and the government should fulfil its promises.

He warned if federal government fails to remove controversy over CPEC route then they will also hold a sit-in Islamabad.

"We appreciate and support this mega project and we want to make it a success as soon as possible, but the federal government seems to be less interested in the western route and that is why federal minister gives such kind of statements in order to make this project controversial, Mushtaq said.

Flanked by JI Provincial General Secretary Abdul Wasy, Maulana Hidayatullah and Abdul Akbar Chitrali, he said the Federal Minister Ahsan Iqbal is coming to Peshawar today (Wednesday) and he should come with all the maps and original design of CPEC, and budget documents for allocation of funds for CPEC route, and also make it public on website for general masses as well.

While extending support to provincial government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa on its stance on CPEC, Mushtaq Ahmad Khan maintained that CPEC project was a matter of great importance for the people of militancy hit Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province and vowed to show strong resistance if the federal government ignored militancy-hit areas of KP and FATA.

He added that if the western route is built then the dream of the connectivity to link Afghanistan and Central Asian countries would come true, adding, "If the government want to make Gawadar port operational then it is imperative for them to concentrate on this route and disclose all the transmission lines of gas and oil, fibre optics, power projects and the economic zones as well, the JI chief emphasized.

Mushtaq also announced that his party would take part in the upcoming All Parties Conference convened by Jamiat Ulema Islam (JUI) chief Maulana Fazlur Rahman on January 7.