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PTI former office-bearer vents his spleen on party chief

PTI former office-bearer vents his spleen on party chief

KARAK: The former provincial vice president of PTI, Advocate Akhtar Hussain, has criticised party chief Imran Khan in harsh words, alleging that he is an undemocratic politician.

Talking to journalists here on Thursday, he said that PTI was no more an ideological party. Imran Khan was delivering lesson of democracy to the leaders of other political parties but he himself was an undemocratic political leader, he said.

Mr Hussain also came hard on PTI provincial president Azam Swati and said that he was an unelected office-bearer of the party. He himself said that party would give tickets for local government elections to those candidates, who had money and could rig the polls, he alleged.

Mr Hussain, who is also former president of the district bar association, said that provincial government of PTI failed completely on all fronts. “The ratio of corruption has been increased manifolds in the PTI tenure,” he alleged.

He claimed that solid proofs about corruption by revenue officials were provided to chief minister, PTI provincial president and provincial minister for revenue but no action was taken against them.

DOCTORS’ SHORTAGE: The shortage of doctors, particularly lady doctors, in the health centres of the district has created sever problems for the local people.

The residents of the district have demanded of the authorities to appoint medical officers, both male and female, at all health centres according to the sanctioned posts.

Addressing a press conference here on Thursday, local social activists including retired Captain Ahmad Jan and Noor Wali Khan said that people in remote areas were facing numerous problems in getting healthcare facilities. They added that there was shortage of healthcare facilities in the district compared to its population.

They said that there were 64 medical officers in the district headquarters and tehsil headquarters hospitals. They added that several basic health units were functioning without a doctor.

They said that there were one district headquarters and two tehsil headquarters hospitals in the distirct besides two civil hospitals, four rural health centres and 19 basic health centres. There were 107 sanctioned posts of medical officers in the district of which 59 posts were vacant, they added.

Published in Dawn, May 8th, 2015

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