Political stability essential for economic stablity, ANP

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The Awami National Party’s senior vice president, Amir Haider Khan Hoti has said that political stability in the country is essential for economic stability for which the caretaker government should ensure timely and fair elections in the country.

The Awami National Party’s central senior vice president and former chief minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Amir Haider Khan Hoti was addressing a meeting at the district bar association bar room at Alpuri on Wednesday. The ANP other leaders, NA candidate Aurangzeb Khan, Mutawakeel Khan, bar association president, Jawad Ali Noor, Haq Nawaz advocate, Shah Fawad Khan advocate, Shahidullah, and others also spoke on the occasion.

Former chief minister said Pakistan had been passing through a difficult time of its history in the past over 70 years and every organization bankrupted while its future of seemed dark.

“The political parties should come on to the same page against the external threats influencing the country’s political matters and elections. The organisations interfering in politics and elections is the biggest threat for political parties,” The ANP leader said.

He said the lawyers had been playing a pivotal role for democracy and their sacrifices must be acknowledged as they paid a significant role in restoration of democracy in the country.

Mr Hoti said the election commission should hold transparent and fair elections across the country but on time and they would not tolerate anyone interfering in the polls.

The ANP’s leader said Awami National Party would form the upcoming government in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and urged the people of Shangla to support ANP because it was the only party that could get the right of province from the centre.

While discussing the de-notification of Shangla University, the Shangla bar association president, Jawad Ali Noor said it would be injustice with the poverty stricken people of Shangla if the University of Shangla was de-notified and it will be a shame for the state because state was responsible for ensuring education to every citizen.

He said the higher education Khyber Pakhtunkhwa should stay away from such decisions and the funds of Rs 307 million allocated for the Shangla University must be released to Shangla University and reject the Swat University vice chancellor request for the funds.

Mutawakeel Khan said that they would not allow anyone to close the University of Shangla and it happened so they would block the Shangla roads and would launch an agitation movement across the district against the government.

He said there was no nearby University for the poor masses of children, particularly for girl students who would remain un-educated.

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