KPK Government to approach Peshawar High Court over CPEC Discrimination

KPK Government has decided to go to Peshawar High Court over the concern of Western Route of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) project against the Federal Government. The decision has been taken after a meeting at the Chairman Secretariat in Islamabad which was also attended by Chairman PTI Imran Khan.

While talking to media, Spokesperson KPK Government Mushtaq Ghani told the media representatives that the speaker KPK Assembly Asad Qaisar will submit the petition in Peshawar High Court on behalf of KPK Government.

Petition to be submitted in PHC will be based on the resolution unanimously adopted by the provincial assembly. All the parliamentary parties have given Asad Qaisar the right to bring legal matter into High Court, Ghani added.

Mushtaq Ghani said that KPK Government had pledged the Federal Government to give KPK Province its complete right in CPEC plan but even the desired promise has not been fulfilled yet. Work on CPEC has already been started on one of the adjoining roads in the province but yet no facilities have been given to the provisional government. He also said that Federal Government’s strategy is similar to keep KPK away from the project’s benefits.

However, Federal Minister for Planning and Development Ahsan Iqbal has denied all the allegations and said that the provincial government can approach the court, but the work on the project is in process with full force.

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