PESHAWAR - The dissident lawmakers of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf will meet Imran Khan today (Saturday) to convey their reservations over poor performance of the provincial government, as according to them, CM Pervez Khattak-led government has completely failed to implement the party’s manifesto.

PTI’s disgruntled MNAs, MPAs, members of its lawyers’ forum, youth wing, women wing, ISF and labour wing representatives will have a joint meeting with Imran Khan at 4pm in Islamabad. The disgruntled party men will apprise the PTI chief of the performance of the provincial government, sources told The Nation yesterday.

“Exactly 15 minutes before our scheduled media briefing yesterday afternoon, we received a phone call from Imran Khan who formally invited the dissidents to have a joint meeting with him in Islamabad over their reservations regarding the provincial government,” a disgruntled lawmaker said.

“Owing to Imran Khan’s assurance to address reservations, we cancelled the briefing. Now we will discuss all the matters with him,” he affirmed, adding their very first reservation is that the provincial government was not following the party’s 13-point reform agenda and manifesto for which the people voted PTI to power.

The dissident were ready to announce a schedule of organizing workers’ conventions across the province, but they postponed it in the wake of Imran Khan’s assurance that their reservations would be discussed and addressed, the sources said, quoting one of the dissident PTI lawmakers.

“Instead of starting an impartial accountability process, only one MPA has so far been sent behind bars while many corrupt politicians and former lawmakers have yet to be apprehended in corruption cases, which is regrettable,” a dissident lawmaker from the PTI said, adding their party had diverted from its real cause.

“Our main demand is to remove the provincial ministers who have failed to show their performance. Moreover, we call for the distribution of development funds without any discrimination and across-the-board accountability,” he said.

“If our reservations are not met, we will have to organize province-wide workers conventions. We are political people and will fight politically. The dissidents within the PTI in KP are confident enough that Imran Khan will address their reservations,” they said.

“The PTI government in KP is not meeting Imran Khan’s 13-point reform agenda to bring a real change in the province. The dissidents are blaming Chief Minister Pervez Khattak for victimisation of lawmakers and deducting their developmental funds and other privileges,” they concluded.