Pakistan Peoples Party co-chairperson Asif Ali Zardari has accused the federal government of snatching the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and promised that if elected his party would make sure that the people of KP reaped maximum benefits from the project.
The former president arrived in Mardan on Monday ahead of the PPP’s public gathering at the railway ground on the Mardan-Nowshera Road.
He was accompanied by former senate chairman Syed Nayyer Hussain Bukhari, Senator Farhatullah Babar, former MNA Nawaz Khokar, Asma Alamgir, Senator Khanzada Khan and Khawaja Muhammad Khan Hoti, PPP’s KP provincial president.
According to sources, Mr Zardari’s four-day visit to various districts in KP comes in response to complaints from the PPP provincial leadership about lacklustre mobilisation among the grass roots of the party. Also, several PPP workers from KP complained that the PPP provincial president preferred to stay in Islamabad rather than spend time mobilising the party workers in the province.