ISLAMABAD - Although PTI Chairman Imran Khan and JUI-F chief Fazlur Rehman frequently find faults and make harsh judgments against each other, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister Pervez Khattak, however, seems too generous when it comes to the interest of the religious leader.

In a latest development, the KP chief minister took back two official cars from heads of two government offices only to dole the vehicles out to JUI-F MPA Mahmood Bhittani representing Tank district, violating rules.

The latest model cars had been purchased officially for EDO-Finance and Executive Engineer (XEN) Public Health for performing duties in the remote district but they were asked to surrender the vehicles.

A short term refusal by the two officers triggered the chief minister to issue written directives, a copy available with The Nation, in a bid to pressurise the government servants to leave the cars at the disposal of the JUI-F MPA. According to official sources, the MPA had requested the chief minister for one official car but he was bestowed with two. A Corolla car model 2012 bearing registration No A1122 Tank and VIGO, A1719 were given to the JUI-F lawmaker.

The two official cars were purchased for EDO Finance Ihsanullah Khan and XEN Public Health Barkatullah respectively. The officers, according to well-placed sources, refused to surrender the vehicles but they were threatened with transfer to other areas.

Moreover, the PTI-led government appointed the JUI-F lawmaker as chairman District Development Committee (DDC) empowering him to approve the development schemes presented by PTI MNA Dawar Khan Kundi. "So far PTI MNA has brought uplift projects worth Rs200 million but the sole person who can reject or accept the schemes is JUI-F MPA Mahmood Bhittani," said a source seeking anonymity. Questioning the good governance slogan trumpeted by PTI, an official argued that if heads of departments were deprived of basic powers then how could good governance be ensured.

Although PTI's top leadership has been lambasting JUI-F chief for eliciting derogatory comments against women participants of D-Chowk sit-in, affairs between the two parties at provincial level seems to be quite smooth.

Few months back, two women MPAs of PTI had illegally transferred their respective uplift funds to another JUI-F MPA Anwar Hayat Khan from Lakki Marwat and the funds were transferred through Chief Minister Secretariat.

The transfer of funds by the two women lawmakers to JUI-F MPA from Lakki Marwat had also angered PTI top leaders triggering Imran Khan to call a meeting of parliamentary committee of his party and to order disciplinary action against them.

Documents available with The Nation reveal that Nargis Ali, elected as MPA on reserved seat through PTI platform from Abbottabad had transferred her quota of development budget worth Rs8 million to JUI-F MPA who was representing Lakki Marwat (PK-74) constituency. Similarly, Nagina Khan, PTI assembly member from Malakand, had doled out her share of uplift budget worth Rs10 million to the JUI-F MPA.

The parliamentary committee of the PTI had questioned the KP administration over its failure to ask the JUI-F MPA about the source of funds when he advertised tenders for launching uplift schemes in Lakki Marwat.

However, no action has so far been taken against the women lawmakers.