ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairperson Imran Khan lashed out at Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif for choosing to only visit Bahawalpur [after Sunday’s oil tanker fire tragedy] despite back-to-back terror attacks in Quetta and Parachinar earlier.
In a tweet, he remarked “unfortunate [that] PM only chose to visit Bahawalpur.”
He added, “By not visiting Balochistan [and] FATA, the PM is exacerbating feelings of provincial discrimination.”
On Monday, Nawaz Sharif, along with Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif, visited Bahawalpur and ordered an inquiry into the Bahawalpur oil tanker fire which resulted in the death of at least 150 people and left over 100 injured on Sunday.
He also declared that the government has made a policy decision to provide jobs to the injured as well as family members of the deceased.
The premier had gone to Saudi Arabia and London on a private visit when the incident occurred.
Meanwhile, the premier is yet to address protesters in Parachinar who have been holding a sit-in against ‘government apathy’ following Friday’s deadly twin blasts which killed at least 72 people.
Tribesmen blame the army and government for repeated terror attacks in Kurram Agency.
The 2018 Boao Forum for Asia (BFA) annual conference is scheduled for April 8 to 11 in Boao, Hainan Province. The forum will be themed "An Open and Innovative Asia for a World of Greater Prosperity."
— The Daily Mail - People's Daily