PTI’s Liaquat Khattak speaks his mind out after removal from ministry
Liaquat Khattak.–File photo
Former Khyber Pakhtunkhwa minister Liaquat Khattak has rejected the allegations levelled by spokesperson for the provincial government Kamran Bangash and provincial minister Shaukat Yousafzai and said there is no truth in the reports that he did not seek the party ticket for his son.
Liaquat Khattak was removed from his ministry for supporting a PML-N candidate against the PTI candidate in the Nowshera by-election, resulting in PML-N candidate’s victory. He said that his brother and Interior Minister Pervez Khattak did not want his son to contest the by-election in the PK-63 therefore he did not ask for the party ticket for his son.
Khattak said there was no truth in the claims that he campaigned for the candidate of the rival PML-N. He said he wanted to meet Prime Minister Imran Khan because he wanted to inform him about infighting in the party. He said that he tried his best to meet the prime minister and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa governor, but he was not given time. He said he was helpless so he stopped going to his office five months ago.
Khattak said he wrote a letter to Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister Mahmood Khan about the situation, but got no response. He said the secretary pressurised him in an inappropriate way for writing a letter to the chief minister.
There are reports that members of the National Assembly and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly held a meeting with Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday. According to sources, 14 MNAs and six MPAs did not attend the meeting. Lawmakers and former provincial ministers Sultan Muhammad and Liaquat Khattak were among those who remained absent from the meeting.