LAKKI MARWAT - Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf Provincial Vice President Salman Saleem Marwat has demanded of the high command of party and provincial government to accelerate efforts for the establishment of university in the district.

Talking to this correspondent here on Sunday, he said that the project of setting up a varsity in the district had fallen prey to the red-tape policy in the federal planning division, which caused unrest among the residents of the district. He said that the university project had been put into cold storage and authorities in planning division were not forwarding it to the Higher Education commission for preparing PC-I of the project.

He lauded the role of PTI MNA Col (Retd) Ameerullah Marwat and Professor Dr Muhammad Jamil Khan for initiating efforts to set a university in the district. "The establishment of university is a longstanding demand of the residents of the district and that the PTI leadership and chief minister Parvez Khattak should make all out efforts to materialise the demand at all costs," he maintained.

He regretted that local politicians were responsible for keeping the area backwards and far from development as they failed to carry out uplift schemes during their previous tenure. He asked the politicians to avoid politicising the university project and join hands with the PTI leadership to make the dream of setting up a university true.