PTI wants appointment of army chief 'on merit': Ghani.

DERA ISMAIL KHAN -- The acting governor of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Mushtaq Ahmad Ghani, has said that PTI has no problem with the appointment of chief of army staff (COAS).

'We want the appointment of COAS on merit,' he told journalists after attending the convention of Gomal Medical College (GMC), Dera Ismail Khan, as chief guest on Tuesday.

Degrees of Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) were conferred on 117 graduates at the convocation. Students, parents, Khyber Medical University Vice-chancellor Dr Ziaul Haq, Commissioner Amir Afaq, Deputy Commissioner Nasrullah Khan and Regional Police Officer Mohammad Saleem Marwat also attended the convocation.

Speaking on the occasion, the acting governor urged doctors to behave politely with patients. He said that provincial government was taking tangible steps for the development of southern districts.

Acting governor confers degrees on 117 graduates at Gomal Medical College convocation

He said that government had planned to establish a dentistry college and a kidney centre in Dera Ismail Khan. He said that a cardiology centre was already approved for the district.

'We have no problem with the appointment of chief of army staff. But we want the appointment of COAS on merit,' he later told journalists.

Mr Ghani claimed that the entire province saw development and prosperity in the government of PTI. 'Lift Canal and DI Khan-Peshawar Motorway projects are included in CPEC,' he added.

He said that the 'imported' government was a guest of few days. 'We want democracy. We neither want martial law nor any other type of dictatorship. Snap election is the only solution to all problems,' he added.

The acting governor said that PTI was not responsible for terrorism, financial crisis and social problems as it was the responsibility of the federal agencies and state...

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