ByGul Hamaad Farooqi
Chitral, April 12: Pakistan Tahriki Insaf workers blasted their party’s district leadership, demanding immediate dissolution of the cabinet, at a party convention attended among others by Azam Khan Swati, PTI provincial chief.
The workers said that PTI had promised change but so far there are no signs of any change. They said that the party has failed to take action against the timber mafia who, reportedly, are chopping down trees despite of resistance from the local communities. They said that despite of PTI central leadership’s promises no action has been taken against the smugglers who are destroying the region’s natural resources.
The party workers also said that PTI office has been closed for more than three months.
They also revealed that mineral rich mountains have been leased to non-local politicians including PPP leader Faryat Talpur.
Insaf Students Federation’s leadership demanded establishment of a full-fledged university at Chitral because “more than 10000 students are studying outside the region at different levels”, they said.
Insaf Lawyer Forum’s representatives complained that they were being ignoring regularly by party leadership and that they were not being taken on board in decision making processes.
Addressing to the convention district president of PTI Abdul Latif said that education fund was increased from 6 to 66 billion in the province similarly they increased budget of hospitals of Chitral.
Chief guest Azam Swati said that PTI never disappoints its workers. He said that he will tackle the case on high level regarding the alleged leasing of mineral rich mountains. He also assured of establishment of full fledge university at Chitral. But he not talked about district cabinet in the light of complaints of Party workers. He also administered oath to Insaf Teachers association in a oath taking ceremony.
Those who spoke on the occasion were Iltaf Gohar Advocate, Nazir Ahmad president ISF, Abdul Latif president PTI Chitral, Israruddin General Secretary ISF,M. Saraf Khan Geneal Secretary Youth Wing, Raziuddin, Sajjad Ali, and Azam Khan Swati. The speakers termed PTI Chitral a cabinet of only three persons.
A large number of students, teachers, lawyers and party workers attended PTI convention.