Chief Minister Ameer Haider Khan Hoti has said that his working relationship with the provincial governor was significant, adding the coalition cabinet was working with mutual understanding.
“PPPP is an important ally of the ANP and it is not possible to keep it inactive,” Hoti said during his separate interviews with renowned anylist Naseem Zuhra and a representative of a private TV channel.
Chief Minister in his remarks highlighted the overall law and order situation in the province and its adjacent tribal region and also told about his government reforms and policies in this connection besides the key decisions and measures being taken by the provincial government until now.
Hoti said his working relationship with the provincial governor Owais Ahmed Ghani was significant, saying they use to discuss time to time developments in the province and FATA.
Likewise, he said the alliance with the PPPP was unshakeable. However, he said there must be some problems between the coalition partners, which they resolve with sitting together.
He said it was the need of the hour to joint hands and work together for securing peace and supremacy of the democracy. “We are unable to face any confrontation among the allied parties as it is necessary for ensuring protection to the life and property of the people,” Hoti said.
Chief Minister said in the past the people of the province had paid a huge price due to confrontation and differences between the political forces, adding any row between the coalition parties will be an unfortunate event for the province.
To a question, he said that resolving the problems of insecurity and law and order was a big challenge for the provincial government and the ANP and the PPPP wanted to resolve them politically and through the course of talks and negotiations, not the force.
Hoti expressed the hope that his government’s decision to release TNSM Chief Maulana Sufi Mohammad and agreement with the supporters of Maulana Fazlullah will result into establishing a lasting peace in Swat and Malakand region. He said his government was intact to the agreements.
He made it clear that they will not allow any one to challenge the writ of the government and compromise will be made on protection to the life and property of the people of the province.
To another query, the chief minister said that a three point policy was agreed during a recent meeting with the Prime Minister. Elaborating, he said the policy was including dialogue, negotiations and execution of uplift activities in the troubled areas.
He added in the light of that policy the provincial government was working hard to achieve the desired goals.
However, he said the elements that were against peace talks and not willing to budge from their stand will be punished with use of force which will be the last option.
“In such a situation, the provincial governor is competent authority to take any action in tribal area while the chief minister has the authority to take decision about situation in settled areas,” he recalled.
To yet another question, the Chief Minister said that Pakistan was an independent state and foreign troops can not be allowed for action inside its territories.
Hoti openly expressed his views about provincial issues and said that the federal government was cooperative with his government in resolution to all the problems and provincial rights.
He thanked the PPPP co chairman Asif Ali Zardari for renaming the province and giving provincial autonomy in constitutional package and also thanked the leadership of the PPPP and other parties for complete political harmony in the province.