Former Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Health and Finance Minister Former Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Health and Finance Minister Taimur Saleem Jhagra, while distancing himself from the violent PTI protests in Peshawar, said that government departments should only be destroyed by designing and implementing bad policies.
“Look at what they did to the historical Radio Pakistan building in Peshawar,” he said, addressing a press conference, while wearing a Cadet College Kohat beret. “It is the oldest station that we inherited from All India Radio. It is a travesty that it was burned down.”
“If you must destroy a government facility of department, you should take a lead from my book and destroy it through incompetence,” he said.
“The KP public health infrastructure is crippling and falling apart, govt doctors are demoralised, private hospitals are laughing their way to the bank,” he said. “That’s the way to do it.”
“And our finances aren’t all too great either,” he said. “That is how you kill departments, not by burning them to the ground!”
“In the end, I would like to say that my late grandfather cried when General Zia-ul-Haq’s plane crashed. Other people were happy but my grandfather was sad, so everyone – or at least a certain someone – should remember that,” he said emphatically.
“I am also a heart patient,” he added.