Ameer Haider Khan Hoti, CM Pakhtunkhwa addressing a Public meeting after formally inauguration of Gas Supply to Lachi Town at Lachi on May.29,2008

CM Pakhtunkhwa Ameer Haider Khan Hoti has said that they will no more allow the Pakhtun nation to be used as fuel for the imposed war as it had caused irreparable losses to the Pakhtun nation.

This he said while addressing a mammoth public meeting in Lachi, Kohat after inaugurating gas supply scheme to the Lachi town on Thursday. The project would complete with a cost of Rs37 million.

Provincial president of the Awami National Party (ANP) Afrasiab Khattak, MPA Dr Iqbal Fanah, MD SNGPL Abdur Rasheed Loan and other officials of the SNGPL were present on the occasion.

In his address, Ameer Haider Hoti said that the use of force against militancy had caused severe damages to the people of both Pakistan and Afghanistan. “We are independent to take decisions about every problem on our own,” he said.

He claimed within a short span of two months, the provincial government had achieved a great success in restoration of peace and improving the security situation across the province.

“The decisions of federal government to rename the province as Pakhtunkhwa and discarding the controversial issue of KBD are great achievements for the ANP and the people of the province,” Hoti said.

The chief minister further said that the next target of his government was to achieve the goals of provincial autonomy, political and financial stability.

However, he said the government could only succeed in its aims with the unflinching support of the masses for which unity among the Pakhtuns was highly required.

“We have to work together for giving a secure future to our children and for getting rid of the prevailing uncertain situation,” he added.

Later, the chief minister was thoroughly briefed about the gas supply schemes to southern districts of the province by the managing director of SNGPL.

The MD said that gas supply to every house in Lachi would reach within a year, adding with completion of gasline to Peshawar, there will be no gas load-shedding in the provincial capital.

The chief minister also announced water supply scheme for Lachi which would cost a sum of Rs8 crore.

Hoti said that he would revisit Kohat after the announcement of upcoming budget, saying a comprehensive policy regarding the development of Kohat will be worked out.