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Depoliticise state institutions: Imran Khan

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 13, 2012 - 12:38

Islamabad: Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan has expressed the need for good governance by depoliticisation of state institutions, bureaucracy and the police.

Khan said this while talking to British Foreign Secretary William Hague, reports The Dawn.

Khan also declared his support for devolution- giving power to people at the grassroots level.

He also reiterated his party`s opposition to aid that is given for fiscal budgetary support and aid given directly to social/educational projects. He appreciated DFID aid, especially in the education sector, where he thinks an emergency should be declared.

Khan explained how if governance was re-established, Pakistan would progress with an enabling environment to encourage the civil society and Pakistanis living overseas.

Discussing the war on terror, Khan said it was time to give peace a chance through dialogue with the tribal people.

Hague said there was recognition that there has to be reconciliation in Afghanistan, even amongst the Americans. But, he added "there are some elements like al Qaeda who are not reconcilable”.

Khan also explained why an apology for the Salala incident, where 24 Pakistani soldiers were killed by a US air raid, was critical and concluded by saying that the present US policy of drones was absurd and senseless.


First Published: Wednesday, June 13, 2012 - 12:38

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