Khattak urges central govt to formulate clear policy on drones

PakistanKhattak urges central govt to formulate clear policy on drones

PESHAWAR: The newly-elected Chief Minister of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Pervez Khattak on Friday called upon the central government to formulate a clear policy on drone strikes and the war on terror.

In his maiden speech in the Khyber Pakhtunhwa Assembly after being elected as the 16th chief minister, Khattak that the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) would continue its efforts to put an end to US drone strikes on Pakistani soil.

“If PTI would have been ruling in the Center, the US could not have dared to carry out drone attacks,” claimed Khattak.

“We are not afraid of the Americans and we don’t need their charity, but it’s the federal government’s prerogative to give a clear policy on drones,” he said.

The KPK Chief Minister said that “If the Pakistan Muslim League – Nawaz gives a clear policy to the provinces on drones and the war on terror, we will support them.”

“Innocent Pakhtuns are being killed in the name of war on terror in KP, FATA and Afghanistan, and from the general public as well as the security forces, which is all the result of wrong policies of past governments,” he said.

Pervez Khattak further said that law and order was their top priority and but his government would have zero tolerance towards corruption.

He also called on the health department to bring reforms in the sector and put the hospitals in order, making doctors available on duty at all times.

Khattak, who was elected with with 84 votes against Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam-Fazl’s Maulana Lutfur Rehman’s 37 votes, will take oath from KP Governor Engineer Shaukatullah on Friday evening.

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