ANP seeks fair probe into Pindi road scam

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PESHAWAR: The opposition Awami National Party has demanded the formation of an impartial commission to probe the Rawalpindi Ring Road scam for action against the culprits.
In a statement issued here on Wednesday, ANP central senior vice-president Ameer Haider Khan Hoti alleged that the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf’s was the most corrupt government in the country’s history as corruption scandals had been cropping up since its formation around three years ago.
He said the people named in those scams had got off scot-free and the portfolios of the relevant ministers were changed to divert the people’s attention.
The ANP leader said the accountability commission was abolished only for the protection of corrupt cabinet members.
He said the ruling PTI had many groups and it would struggle to maintain its vote bank during elections.
The ANP leader claimed that efforts were under way to clear the people facing corruption charges in BRT and Malam Jabba land projects.
In a separate statement, provincial spokesman for the ANP Samar Haroon Bilour said the PTI had been ruling Khyber Pakhtunkhwa for around eight years but hadn’t launched any public welfare plan and instead, the ministers had inaugurated the projects initiated by the government of the ANP and its allies.
She said the residential flats inaugurated by Prime Minister Imran Khan for industrial workers in Regi Lalma area were built during her party’s government in the province.
Meanwhile, ANP provincial general secretary Sardar Hussain Babak expressed concern about the destruction of standing crops and orchards in Buner district by the recent hailstorm and demanded of the provincial government to compensate growers.
In a statement, he said on one hand, the Covid-19 pandemic had badly affected life and rendered daily-wage workers jobless and on the other, hailstorm had badly hit farmers leaving them with nothing to meet expenses.
Mr Babak urged the government to declare those areas calamity-hit and announce compensation for the residents.

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