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Horse Trading Has Tarnished Image Of Upper House: Mian Iftikhar

PESHAWAR, (29th Mar, 2018 ):Central General Secretary ANP, Mian Iftikhar Hussain has said that sanctity of upper house of the parliament has been tarnished due to horse trading during recently held senate elections and demanded strict punishment for those involved in it.

He was addressing a party meeting at his home constituency at Pabbi on Wednesday. The senators reaching the upper house by horse trading could not protect interests and rights of their provinces.

PTI is also demanding probe into the horse trading despite the fact its own 17 lawmakers were involved in it, he added. After the statement of PTI MPA, Ubaid Ullah Mayar the allegations about horse trading have been vividly cleared and need no elaboration.

The ANP, he said would resist any attempt to rollback 18th Constitutional Amendment.

The illegal appointments in KP Ehtsab Commission by the Chief Minister have tainted the image of the institution, he said adding that Imran Khan and Pervez Khattak both have failed to honor their commitment about transparent accountability in the province.

The ANP leader said everything would be cleared if the anti corruption watchdog lay hands on Chief Minister as their every project is full of malpractices. The Peshawar Metro Project started by KPgovernment in haste and haphazard manner was only the source of corruption and commission of KP CM.

He urged the Election Commission to review the decision and restore the historic status of Peshawarby giving back NA-1 constituency. He alleged that all the contracts were awarded to contractor without floating proper tenders in a bid to ensure commission to CM and its cronies.

Meanwhile in a separate statement, the ANP Parliamentary leader Sardar Hussain Babak said that KP was endowed with God gifted natural resources and the province could generate handsome revenue if its hydle power and tourism potential were properly exploited. APP/ayz-mds

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