PHC moved against Mansehra uplift schemes.

PESHAWAR -- MPA of the opposition Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz from Mansehra district Mohammad Naeem has moved the Peshawar High Court against the launch of development schemes in his PK-32 constituency insisting the 'illegal' government initiative is meant to favour an unsuccessful election candidate of the ruling Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf.

In the petition, he requested the court to declare 'illegal and based on favouritism' the directives of the chief minister to launch development schemes in the constituency on the recommendation of a candidate, who had lost election to him, besides the other areas in the district, where the PTI nominees were elected.

The lawmaker prayed the court to direct the chief minister to include developmental schemes proposed by him in the District Development Plan, Mansehra, Hazara division, in line with the demands of the residents of his constituency.

He also sought orders for the chief minister to exercise his powers regarding the utilisation of funds in fair and transparent manner and disburse development funds without discrimination.

Opposition lawmaker claims govt initiative meant to favour election loser from PTI in his constituency

The petition filed through lawyer Manzoor Khan Khalil has the chief minister, chief secretary, additional chief secretary (planning and development), secretaries of the finance and local government departments, Senator Azam Swati, Mansehra MNA Saleh Shah, PTI MPAs Syed Ahmad Hussain, Babar Saleem Swati and Nawabzada Salahuddin, District Development Advisory Committee and Mansehra deputy commissioner as respondents.

The petitioner said that he came to know lately that the chief minister had allocated multi-billion rupees for the District Development Plan...

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