Bilour slams KPK government; says ANP in favour of talks with Talban

PESHAWAR: Awami National Party (ANP) leader Haji Ghulam Ahmed Bilour has said that his party was in favor of successful negotiations with Taliban.

Addressing a press conference here Friday, Bilour said that the ANP started talks with Talban in 2007 and Sharia courts were also established. He said that the peace talks with Talban should be started immediately without any delay.

On the occasion, Bilour strongly criticized Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) provincial government, saying that it imposed ‘martial law’ by snatching the jobs of poor masses.

ANP leader termed demolishing cabins of more than 600 poor masses, in the name of encroachments in Peshawar, as anti-people policy.

He said power theft in Punjab and Sindh was more as compared to other provinces, adding a single industry consumes more electricity than Peshawar. He said that there was no mechanism to stop electricity theft in Punjab that raises the power shortfall in the country.