KP budget debate: PTI MPA, opposition legislators stage walkout 2016 Live Update. Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) legislators in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly after a PTI provincial cabinet member and four joint opposition legislators staged a walk-out from the House after the speaker did not allow them to take the assembly floor. The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Assembly on Friday resumed debate on the provincial budget for fiscal 2016-17 with Speaker, Asad Qaiser in the chair.

The opposition legislators participating on the second day of the budget debate included Sardar Hussain Babak of ANP, Sahibzada Sanaullah, Syed Sardar Hussain and Fakhar-e-Azam of PPP, Raja Faisal Zaman PML-N and Mufti Fazal Ghafoor of JUI-F while answers to their questions were replied to by Senior Minister for Local Governments and Rural Development (LG&RD), Inayatullah Khan and Education Minister Mohammad Atif Khan.

Although many opposition legislators in their speeches criticised the KP government over cuts in the Annual Development Programme (ADP) and receipts under the head of taxes and non taxes, but astonishing the most hard-hitting speech by a treasury member was from Mohammad Shakeel Khan a PTI Member Provincial Assembly (MPA) from Malakand district is also serves as the Special Assistant to the KP Chief Minister on Population Welfare.

Shakeel came hard on the budget, focusing on fund allocations of the four districts of Nowshera, Mardan, Swabi and Dir. He said that poverty and other problems are not limited only to the four districts, but Shangla, Kohistan and Malakand too are poor district.

He complained that as compared to the four districts, District Malakand is allocated meagre sums for development in all sectors. He demanded that constituencies ignored in past should be allocated maximum funds for development




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