Imran Khan criticizes the government on slashing funds for tribal districts

Former prime minister and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan has lashed out at the federal government for slashing funds of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa’s tribal districts in the proposed budget 2022-23, saying the move shows “incompetence and ill-intent of government of crooks”.

The PTI chief said his government had allocated Rs131 billion for the ex-Fata region whereas the incumbent coalition government led by PML-N budgeted only Rs110 billion and reduced developmental funding.

“Given the special needs of tribal districts, my govt had increased their funding by 3x to Rs131 bn. Imported Govt has budgeted only Rs110bn, reduced development funding, 0 allocation for displaced persons & 0 increase in current budget,” he wrote on his official Twitter handle.

K-P Finance Minister Taimur Khan Jhagra also slammed the federal government, saying that reduction is “inexcusable and unacceptable”.