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Probe against former rulers for embezzlement in aid sought.

Byline: M. Haleem Asad

TIMERGARA -- Gujjar Qaumi Movement chief Haji Zarin Khan on Thursday demanded the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) to probe into the alleged embezzlement in relief funds sent by international donors after the October 2005 massive earthquake, 2010 floods and completion of military offensive in Malakand division.

Addressing a party meeting at Khadagzai the GQM chief demanded of the government to declare Malakand division as another province and announce special package for its people who suffered hard due to militancy, floods and earthquakes.

Political activists Khaista Muhammad, Fazal Muhammad and Ali Rehman announced to quit their parties and join the GQM during the meeting.

Haji Zarin said that democratic forces were robbing the nation since 1950 and it could no more tolerate exploitation. He said it was the time to say good bye to traditional politics. He said all political and religious parties exploited poor on different slogans. Criticizing the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf, Haji Zarin said that the PTI had been making tall claims of accountability and establishment of justice but there had been no reality in its claim.

The GQM chief said that millions of dollars foreign funds were provided by western states for relief and rehabilitation of affected people during the last ten years but majority of the funds were embezzled by the PPP, ANP and PML-N governments.

He said the JUI-F lawmakers also got their share in corruption. He demanded of the federal government and authorities of NAB to inquire against the ANP chief Asfandiar Khan, JUI-F chief Maulana Fazal ur Rehman and QWP chief Aftab Ahmad Khan Sherpao for the alleged corruption they made during their governments. He said the number of Gujjar community in Pakistan was higher than other tribe and clan but unfortunately they were disunite and scattered. He said the GQM was the only platform for Gujjars which tried to unite the tribe and elect their own representatives in the government.

Appreciating the role of General Raheel Shaief, he said the sitting COAS had strengthened the institution and the land. He demanded of the Pakistan Prime Minister to extend his services in the best interest of the country and its people.

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Publication:Frontier Post (Peshawar, Pakistan)
Date:Jan 15, 2016
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