PESHAWAR - Chairman Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf, Imran Khan, has said that the KP government is not in a position to rehabilitate Chitral, damaged in the last year’s floods, owing to lack of resources and alleged discriminatory attitude of the federal government. 

He explained that due to decrease in its receipts from Rs 140 billion to Rs 113 billion, KP has become a victim of shortage of resources. For this purpose, he said they had decided to contact donor agencies and in this connection a donor conference will be convened in Islamabad soon.

He expressed these views while getting briefing from Deputy Commissioner (DC) Chitral regarding the flood affected infrastructures.

The PTI chief said that the rehabilitation of the flood affected infrastructure in Chitral required a hefty amount of Rs 16 billion, which is not possible within the meagre resources of the provincial government.

He said that the provincial government is already rehabilitating Chitral with its own resources but they are not sufficient. Regarding the funding of the federal governments for the construction of three roads in district Chitral, Imran said if Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif had really fulfilled his commitments, then it would have changed the fate of the country. But, he had become habitual of false promises and construction of roads in Chitral is also merely a commitment. Earlier, District Nazim Chitral, Mughfirat Shah, Deputy Commissioner (DC) Chitral, Osama Ahmad Warriach and local MPA Saleem Khan briefed him in detail regarding damaged infrastructure in Chitral.