Govt fails to fulfills its promises: QWP

Rifaqat Ullah Razarwal

CHARSADDA: Commenting on the reshuffle of the federal cabinet, Qaumi Watan Party (QWP) Chairman Aftab Ahmad Khan Sherpao on Friday said that it showed that the government had failed to deliver on its election promises. He was addressing a gathering to mark the death anniversary of Shaheed QWP leader Alamzeb Umarzai in Umarzai village in the Charsadda district.

QWP leaders Sikandar Hayat Khan Sherpao, Anisa Zeb Tahirkheli Advocate and Arshad Khan Umarzai were present on the occasion. “Prime Minister Imran Khan had placed his trust in the outgoing Finance Minister Asad Umar, who miserably failed to deliver and was made to resign,” he pointed out, saying that the premier should now admit the failure that his government cannot deliver.

Aftab Sherpao said that the country was on the verge of going bankrupt due to the ill-conceived economic policies of the government. He said that Imran Khan had for years presented the former finance minister as the answer to the country’s economic problems. The QWP leader said that the Prime Minister should explain his decision to remove Asad Umar, who failed to turn the economy around in his eight-month stint as finance minister.

About the conspiracies being hatched against 18th Amendment, he said that the government lacked the required two-thirds majority in the Parliament to go ahead with its sinister plan. He said those extolling the virtues of the presidential form of government should remember this Parliament was not mandated to change the structure of the Constitution into the one that could establish a presidential form of government. He said the Constitution would have to be done away with and elect a constituent assembly to go for a presidential system.

“We will resist the bid to introduce the presidential form of the government in the country,” he vowed. About the abolition of the district tier in the local government system, Aftab Sherpao said that the PTI rulers had introduced it with much fanfare in their previous term, but now it was being done away with which showed the devolution of powers could not bring the desired results.

He also expressed concern over the recent wave of terrorism in the country, adding that the law and order was deteriorating with each passing day which had created panic among the people. On Afghanistan, he said that the ongoing peace talks between the US and the Taliban should be all-inclusive and the stakeholders should not miss this opportunity to bring peace to the region.