Pervaiz Khattak responds to the media reports of resigning from PTI
PESHAWAR – Pervez Khattak has responded over the false media claims of leaving PTI if he is not nominated as KP Chief Minister.
He overtly rejected ‘reckless’ news attributed to him that he would quit politics if office of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) chief minister (CM) was not awarded to him.
Khattak adopted the stance that only Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan would announce the name in this regard. However, he added that name for post of KPK CM has not been finalized thus far.
Dispelling statements attributed to him, the former KPK CM added that rumors of factions within PTI were nothing but fake. “Khan saab [Imran Khan] has not made any decision yet. I will accept whatever decision is announced in this regard. News channels are airing propaganda against me”, added Khattak.
On meeting with KPK’s MPAs-elect, Khattak stated that meeting was called to celebrate landslide victory in general elections. However, Shehram Tarkai and Atif Khan—candidate shortlisted for post of KPK CM—did not attend the meeting.
Rumors have had it that Pervez Khattak was adamant on holding the office of KPK CM. Several private media channels aired that Khattak has conveyed to the party leadership that he will not join the federal cabinet.