PESHAWAR - Jamaat-e-Islami Secretary General Liaquat Baloch has said that dance and songs could not bring change in the country, adding that the JI did not back any plan to derail democracy.

Addressing party workers here on Friday, Baloch said that the JI has serious differences with PTI over education, local bodies' elections and development projects in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

He added that despite difference over several issues the JI didn't left PTI-led government in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. He added after the lapse of one year and serious efforts of the JI minister for local government and the working group on local bodies, elections for LG are possible to be held in the province.

He expressed dissatisfaction over the performance of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government, but JI despite internal pressure didn't detach from the PTI-led government in the province.

Baloch said that JI believes in politics of principles and loyalty and did not become part of a conspiracy to derail democracy in the country.

He also said that dance parties cannot bring change in the country, rather youngsters have become prey to immoralities.

He said this while addressing a gathering for oath taking of the JI district amir at Al-Markaz Islami on Friday.

He also announced that the JI will gather hundred of thousands of people on November 21, 22 and 23 at Minar-e-Pakistan Lahore with an aim to accomplish the incomplete movement of Pakistan Movement. With this gathering, he said that JI will make a new way for the politics of the country, as international powers were bent to declare Pakistan as a failed State of the world.

Sherpao pledge efforts for Pakhtuns' rights: Qaumi Watan Party (QWP) Chairman Aftab Ahmad Khan Sherpao on Friday said his party would continue making efforts for the prosperity of Pakhtuns and restoration of sustainable peace in the region.

He was speaking at a gathering in Nishtar Hall here to mark the second Foundation Day of his party. Qaumi Watan Party Provincial Chairman Sikandar Hayat Khan Sherpao, General Secretary Hashim Babar, MPA Anesa Zeb Tahirkheli, Abdul Malik Khan Tordher and other party leaders and workers were present in a large number.

Sherpao said the QWP would raise voice for the rights of Pakhtuns. He said that giving rights to the smaller provinces in accordance with the Constitution would strengthen the federation. He said there was a dire need to remove the sense of deprivation among the residents of smaller provinces.  "Amendments should be made to the Constitution to make the smaller provinces masters of their own resources," he remarked. He said his party would strive to promote mother languages in the province.  The QWP leader demanded that fresh census should be conducted in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and the FATA.

He said  Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has lagged behind in all sectors despite the fact that the province is meeting the energy requirements of other federating units.

He said direct election should be held for the Senate and its approval should be made mandatory to appoint the heads of corporations, security institutions and banks. He said tangible steps should be taken to bring the tribal population into the mainstream of life.

Sherpao said that internally displaced persons from North Waziristan were living under squalid conditions at the camps. He claimed that target killers, extortionists and kidnappers were defiantly operating in the province due to which people were feeling insecure.