TAKHTBHAI: Provincial President of Awami National Party (ANP) and former chief minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Ameer Haider Hoti asked the government to merge FATA with Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and conduct census well before general elections. Speaking to party workers at his residence during Eid ul Azha, Haider Hoti said that Pakhuns had been suffering due to the ongoing terrorism, adding that industrialists and investors had moved out of the province. He said that China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) was a game changer for the country but alteration in the route approved at the All Parties Conference would create more sense of alienation among the smaller units of the federation. Hoti claimed that the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI)-led KP Government had failed to address the problems faced by the people of the province. He alleged that the government was being controlled by party chief Imran Khan and general secretary from Bani Gala. He blamed Imran Khan for the bad governance in the province, saying that PTI chief had jeopardized the future of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa for his desire to become the country’s prime minister. “The PTI has been using the Khyber Pakthunkhwa funds on the protests while Nawaz Sharif has endangered the country to protect his position,” he alleged. He asked the government to implement the National Action Plan before it is too late, demanding merger of Fata with Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. He said that steering the country out of the current crisis was not possible without resolving the Fata crisis. He said that all political parties will reject the next general elections if it was announced without holding census. “ANP would launch a protest campaign if the census was not held before 2018,” he said, adding that it would ensure the province more share in resources.