PESHAWAR: Without naming anyone, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister Pervaiz Khattak on Saturday said that “big brother eats up everything and does not give anything to others,”.
“Elder brother will have to mend his ways and change his philosophy, centre eats up everything and provinces are ignored,” the Chief Minister said while addressing a convention regarding China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) in Peshawar.
The CPEC involves energy and infrastructure projects linking the neighbors economies and creating an “economic corridor” between Pakistan‘s Gwadar port and China‘s western Xinjiang region. The corridor comprises a network of roads, railways and pipelines.
Khattak urged the federal government that equal share for all provinces must be assured as the KP is getting only 2% out of 13% rightful.
Khattak said: “We will not beg anyone and know how to get our rights.”
He said that the PML-N government just wants to build a road and not the corridor with all facilities.
“If just a road is what we get in CPEC, they can do it for themselves, we won t let it pass here,” he said.
The Chief Minister said that his government supports western route as it is 600KM shorter and there are underdeveloped areas in that region.
“We will also support Balochistan as the under developed areas are ignored along the route and just a standard road built,” he said.
Moreover, the Chief Minister accused the center of stealing 600 MW of electricity out of their rightful share on daily basis.