Asif wants debate on ‘bad’ KP security situation in NA

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Defence Minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif on Monday suggested that a comprehensive discussion should be held in National Assembly on the bad law and order situation in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa due to the “negligence of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government”.

Speaking on the point of order on the floor of National Assembly, he said, “I would suggest the House discuss the prevailing law and order situation in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa which has emerged in the recent days.” He said that it was the prime responsibility of the provincial government to maintain law and order in the province, but regretted that the provincial government was busy carrying out the whims and desires of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chief Imran Khan. Moreover, he alleged the PTI chief Imran Khan was misusing the resources of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government for political gains. The minister acknowledged the Pakistan armed forces’ unmatched sacrifices in eliminating terrorism from KP. Commenting on the slew of leaked audios about the manipulation of the controversial cipher to gain political advantage, Khawaja Asif said the same had exposed Imran’s narrative of “real independence.”

He also strongly condemned the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa police for its alleged brutal action against the protesting teachers in Peshawar, outside the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly. Weighing in, Federal Minister Mian Javed Latif said that corruption was at its peak in the province and that the law and order situation was also in the worst condition. Latif termed Imran’s attitude “dangerous for the state.”

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