KP grievances on CPEC not addressed: QWP

KP grievances on CPEC not addressed: QWP
09-Jan-17
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PESHAWAR: Chairman Qaumi Watan Party, Aftab Ahmad Khan Sherpao has said that the federal government had completely kept Khyber Pakhtunkwa out of the ambit of CPEC which would adversely affect the people. In a statement here, he regretted that the grievances of KP had not been addressed in the 6th Joint Committee for Cooperation (JCC) on CPEC in China. He said that three vital projects had been approved for Sindh such as Karachi Circular Railways, Keti Bandar and Special Economic Zones and it had satisfied the Sindh government. However, he continued, the fate of KP in CPEC is not yet certain which has been causing embarrassment among Pakhtuns. Sherpao resented that the QWP had not been taken into confidence on the outcome of the JCC which created serious misgivings about it. He said that the QWP was the sole voice for the rights of Pakhtuns and it would fight for their rights at every forum. He added that it would not leave Pakhtuns in the lurch. The QWP chief said that CPEC was vital for the economic and social uplift of the region but unfortunately the rulers had deprived the Pakhtuns of its benefits which would increase their sense of deprivation. He said that CPEC was a fate changer in the region and the federation could positively prosper.


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