Afghan President supports Pashtun long march in Pakistan

KABNUL (NNI): The Afghan President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani says he fully supports the Pashtun Long March in Pakistan as he expressed hopes that the movement will help in uprooting the terrorism from the region.

“I fully support the historical Pashtun Long March in Pakistan. The main purpose of which is to mobilize citizens against fundamentalism and terrorism in the region,” President Ghani said in a Twitter post.

President Ghani further added that the historical importance of this march traces back to the great proponent of non-violence, Bacha Khan, whose philosophy was based on the non-violent ideology.

“Just like the Lawyers’ Community in Pakistan succeeded in their movement, I hope Pashtun Long March would also succeed in uprooting and eradicating terrorism from their region,” he added.

He said “After the tragedies of Kabul, I had remarked that Afghans and the people of this region should align against terrorism. I consider the Pashtun Long March a response to those remarks and a wake-up call against fundamentalism.”

This comes thousands of Pashtuns in Pakistan launched protests in reaction to the killing of a Pashtun Model Naqeebullah Mehsud who was killed by the police forces in Karachi on 13th January.

The police forces in Karachi had accused Mehsud was having links with the Taliban group however his family reject the allegations.

In the meantime, the Supreme Court of Pakistan has issued the arrest warrant of a police officer Anwar Rao in connection to the murder case but reports indicate that no breakthrough has been made in his arrest so far.