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ANP stresses FATA’s merger into KP

Ahmad Nabi

LANDI KOTAL: General Secretary Awami National Party (ANP) and ex-provincial information minister of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Mian Iftikhar Hussain said that merging of the Federally Administer Tribal Region (FATA) into KP is the only remedy to address the grievances of the tribesmen and said that sustainable peace in Pakistan is rested in the fact to implement National Action Plan in true letter and spirit.

Talking to local media persons on his visit to Landi Kotal press club on Monday, Mian Iftikhar Hussain said that merging of the tribal before the election of 2018, allocation of financial package were the options to remove sense of deprivation among the tribal and appreciated the act of extension of jurisdiction of the Appellate Court to FATA.

He conditional peace in Pakistan with imposition of the National Action Plan and asked the incumbent government to take indiscriminate action against all militants.

“Pakistan and Afghanistan should stop blame game and shun its s meager differences and mutually adopt effective initiatives to restore durable peace in both the countries without caring of America, Russia and other powers interest”, he remarked and adding Afghanistan was the main market of Pakistani product therefore pro-people policies should formulated at both side of the Torkham border.

He condemned the twin blast in Kabul in which more than 25 innocent persons including eight media persons were killed.

Flanked by dozens of the local ANP workers he warned that if sensible decisions were not taken by all the powers, struggling to achieve their targets than the way for the way for the Third World Atomic War was paving that would be a destructive for the whole region.

Regarding participation in upcoming election campaign the nationalist leader said that ANP would field its candidates in the upcoming election with slogans of sustainable peace in the area and the party past achievements including passage of 18th amendment.

Earlier, Mian Iftikhar visited hujra (male guest house) of the late major (retd) Dost Muhammad in Khyber Zakhakhel and condoled his death with his relatives and offered prayers for the departed soul.

 

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