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PTI govt can`t restore peace, says Hoti

MARDAN: Former chief minister Ameer Haider Hoti said on Tuesday that the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf-led government was not capable of restoring peace in parts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

Addressing a gathering of Awami National Party workers here at his residence, Mr Hoti said that the people of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa voted PTI to power, but its leaders failed to bring about the change they had promised with people during the general elections.

He claimed that most of the PTI members were newcomers and inexperienced and did not know how to run the government and resolve problems of people.

The ANP leader said that the opposition parties who once used to criticise his government`s policies regarding talks with militants were now in government and had been following the same agenda of dialogue.

The former chief minister asked the provincial government to take solid steps for curbing militancy and restoring peace in the Pakhtun region. He claimed that ANP believed in serving people and as a chief minister he had launched record developmental projects across the province.

He said that the ANP leaders would do more for the people of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa if they got power again.

He asked his party activists to spread the message of Bacha Khan and Abdul Wali Khan by visiting door to door. He said that ANP would emerge as a leading political party in coming local government elections.