Asad Qaiser asks CM Khyber Pakhtunkhwa to cut ties with the center

ISLAMABAD: PTI central leader Asad Qaiser has advised his party’s chief minister in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa to snap all ties with the federal government as the Centre will not accept any of his demands.

The advice came a day after KP Chief Minister Ali Amin Gandapur met Interior Minister Mohsin Naqvi in Peshawar and discussed a joint strategy to fight terrorism.

“This is my advice to the KP chief minister that he should end all contacts with the federation as it [the federal government] will not accept any of his demands,” said Mr Qaiser in a statement on Friday.

“They have not appoi­nted a single officer on your [the CM’s] demand and neither there has been any progress on the issue of the payment of the arrears to the province,” said Mr Qaiser, who had served as the National Ass­embly speaker under the previous PTI government.

“This is the time for resistance and not conciliation,” said Mr Qaiser as he urged lawyers, civil society members, media, teachers, students and farmers to participate in the “movement for constitutional supremacy”.