PESHAWAR: Qaumi Watan Party (QWP) Chairman Aftab Sherpao on Saturday alleged that Imran Khan’s ‘wrong’ polices in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa deprived Pakhtuns of their rights under the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC).
The statement came during a high-level meeting of the party in Peshawar chaired by Sherpao to discuss the ongoing political situation. The party also discussed strategy in the wake of quitting the K-P government.
During the meeting, Sherpao said that the party had devoted itself to the service of Pakhtuns and vowed to continue to safeguard their interests.
“The QWP never begged for ministries nor was it attracted by government offices,” he said. “We only care for the rights of our people, and denounce those who accuse the party of adopting such ways,” he said.
The QWP chief said his party is the only protector of Pakhtuns’ rights, and “through our manifesto we will be in power in K-P and at the centre in the 2018 elections.”
He also called for an independent inquiry to probe the allegations of estranged PTI MNA Ayesha Gulalai against PTI chief Imran Khan and said his party always protected the rights of women and respected them. He also offered his support for the parliamentary committee set up to investigate the allegations.
Sherpao also reiterated his support for peace in the region, especially in Afghanistan, insisting that there would be no peace in Pakistan until there was peace in the neighbouring country.