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Sunday, February 20, 2011

Anniversaries of Bacha Khan, Wali Khan observed

Peace in Karachi without accepting Pukhtoons a reality, not possible: Asfandyar
Business Recorder

President of ANP Asfandyar Wali Khan said on Friday that the dream of establishing lasting peace in Karachi was not possible unless the status of Pukhtoons was accepted there as a reality.
The ANP fulfilled the mission of Fakhr e Afghan Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan alias Baacha Khan and Rehber e Terhrik Khan Abdul Wali Khan by remaining a coalition partner in the government.

He was addressing a function called to pay homage and respect to late Baacha Khan and Khan Abdul Wali Khan on their death anniversaries held at Social Centre Sharjah, Dubai. The event was organized by the ANP UAE Chapter.

The ANP leader said that the people who migrated to Pakistan after partition wished that their status was recognized but they were not willing to accept the people who migrated from one part of the country to another in search of jobs. This is the main reason behind the unrest in Karachi, he explained.

The Pukhtoons have equal rights to Karachi as other nationalities enjoyed, he said adding, ANP believed in settling the disputes through table talks and even today, it was strictly following it.

The Pukhtoons were always subjected to conspiracies in the past as their policy of non violence was taken as their weakness. History is testimony to the fact the Pukhtoons stood like iron wall against every usurper. Pukhtoons emerged stronger while the usurpers were lost in the pages of the history, he maintained.

Asfandyar Wali Khan said that renaming the NWFP, provincial autonomy, securing rights of provincial resources, and elimination of Kalabagh dam project were few successes of the present ANP led government in KPK.

The people were still unaware about benefits of 18th amendment which paved the way for stronger federating units instead of the federation and endorsing the same by all political parties manifest the ANP's stance which it was propagating for the last 63 years.

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