Corruption, inflation, bribery, poor law and order, poor security, lack of health and education facilities are the things why we are still in the list of struggling/third world countries. When Imran Khan started his political career, a decent lot of people started to believe that he might be the solution to our problems as his manifesto always revolved around corruption. But Saleem Safi, a senior journalist revealed some shocking facts about KP government. Not only Saleem Safi, but any journalist in KP would second the senior veteran journalist in this regard.

He says that Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government is the only government in the world in which its own Minister (Ziaullah Afridi) has accused his chief minister of corruption and the CM has accused his cabinet minister. Under leadership of Javed Naseem, dozens of PTI MPAs accused the chief minister and ministers of corruption, but the allegations were not investigated. It is the only province where chief secretary wrote a letter, alleging his chief minister of irregularities and now the same chief secretary is distributing the tickets of PTI candidates.

A minister of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Israrullah Gundapur was targeted in a suicide attack back in 2013. His brother was elected on PTI’s ticket, became minister and even after five years he could not bring justice for his brother from his own provincial government. Since the provincial government is taking the lead in investigating the killing of his brother, the federal government should make a JIT for its investigation.

The senior journalist adds that, In Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, hospitals are in worst condition than Punjab and Sindh. Imran Khan lies when he says that one lakh children have been shifted from private schools to government schools. The result of government schools was so bad that the Peshawar High Court had to take a suo motu Action.

In the PEODO scandal, an acquaintance of Asad Umer was illegally made MD of the department against following rules of merit. If an investigation takes place, it will be discovered that in the past four and a half years they could not come up with a single power project. In the garb of ending corruption in the province, laws related to the Provincial Ehtesab Commission were made with a favourite MD in place, but when he started investigating the chief minister and the ministers, he was removed from his post. As for now, no MD has been appointed for this commission despite the passage of 2.5 years; although laws state that the commission’s MD has to be appointed within two to three months. This commission could not take notice of any corruption case besides that of Ziaullah Afridi.

KP CM Pervez Khattak’s security officer has been made the head of Anti-Corruption Department and all accountability departments in the province are currently in control of CM Pervez Khattak. A fraud has taken place in the name of the Billion Tree Tsunami, the claim was made to plant billion trees, but not even 25 crore trees were planted. For the first time, the Bank of Khyber’s MD got advertisements published in newspapers against his in-charge Finance Minister. He leveled serious accusations against the finance minister and the finance minister in turn accused the minister under him. Then Jamaat-e-Islami (who backed the Finance Minister) and Imran Khan (who had elected the MD) reached a settlement between them, but NAB did not take any notice of this incident.

In Peshawar, the BRT Project is costing more that the Lahore Islamabad motorway. The design has been changed three times and questions are being raised about the contract and the contractors. Yet no one is taking notice. People are blindly following their leaders without realising the damage they are causing in the name of development.