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Khattak warns govt over Swabi Interchange closure

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Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Pervez Khattak Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Pervez Khattak

Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Pervez Khattak on Saturday arrived at Swabi Interchange where authorities have closed the motorway to stop caravans of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) from entering Islamabad for Nov 2 protest.

The CM, while speaking to media persons, condemned the act as illegal and unconstitutional, and gave ultimatum to the government to open the road by Sunday afternoon.

“Who has given the federal government this right to close roads of my province? Isn’t it the violation of basic human rights as well as the law and the constitution?” he asked.

The CM said PTI workers would reach the Swabi Interchange to open it themselves, if the government didn’t unblock the motorway.

“This is an attempt to bar me from entering Islamabad, but I warn that if I was stopped, I Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif will also be barred from entering KPK.”

Authorities have closed G.T Road and Peshawar-Islamabad motorway at various points to bar PTI caravans from entering the federal capital from KPK and different cities of Punjab.