NOWSHERA: Federal Defense Minister Pervez Khan Khattak has said that Maulana Fazlur Rehman, the leader of the Pakistan Democracy Movement, former Prime Minister Mian Nawaz Sharif, and former President Asif Ali Zardari will soon be behind bars.
At Meetakhel Kheshgi Bala and Payan, where new power feeders were inaugurated, he addressed numerous public gatherings. He said Maulana Fazlur Rehman should tell the country where he got such large assets from.
Mr. Khattak said that a protest campaign was run by Maulana Fazlur Rehman to save Nawaz Sharif and Asif Ali Zardari, but now the siege is tightening. He said there was no reason for opposition demonstrations and the government would not be blackmailed by such methods.
He said that to satisfy his wish, the opposition should begin a long march. He said that opposition party leaders could remain as long as they wanted in Islamabad. He added that if they take the law in their hand, the government would come into effect.
Pervez Khattak says govt won’t be blackmailed by opposition
The minister claimed that, as they wished to buy and sell seats, minority parties rejected Senate elections by open ballots. “These two main parties have wanted elections through an open ballot in the past, but now they oppose it,” he said.
Mr. Khattak said that all of the PDM’s members were doing politics with their own purposes. He said their long march to Islamabad on March 26 would be a flop-show because people thought the alliance was created to save corruption.
He said that because of the PPP, PML-N and other PDM member parties, people were facing problems. He said Prime Minister Imran Khan had no personal enmity with the opposition because he simply wanted dishonest people to be responsible to him.
ANNIVERSARY: A ceremony to mark the 11th anniversary of the death of former Awami National Party president and prominent Pashto poet Ajmal Khattak was held in Akora Khattak on Sunday.
Poets and authors from all over the world attended the ceremony. On his tomb, they laid a wreath. A poetry recitation session, chaired by Prof Asir Mangal, was also arranged on the occasion. On that day, Aziz Manarewal was the chief guest.
Speaking on the occasion were Zakir Kahttak, Imam Manzar, Jamil Khattak, Janis Khattak, Raheem Khan, Pir Naeemullah, Zameer Mohammad Khan, Ahmed Pohlail and Prof Khairul Amin.
They said that Ajmal Khattak had endured incarceration and had lived his whole life in the service of the Pakhtuns. He was, they said, a visionary poet.
Ajmal Khattak worked for the good of the downtrodden, the speakers said.
Meanwhile, on Sunday, in the Shareen Koto district, the body of a young man who went missing a day ago was discovered. The police said the dead man, Murad Khan, was shot dead and his body dumped at Kotar Pan Kalpani’s bank.