Central President of the Awami National Party Asfandyar Wali Khan has said
that sacrifices of Babara martyrdom would be remembered, as they were martyred
for a great cause.

In a statement on the anniversary of Babara incident, Asfandyar Khan said that
the ANP activists were ready to render more sacrifices for that noble cause for
which hundreds of innocent people had been killed.

He further said that the ANP was heir to martyrs of Babara adding that they
would scarify for peace and democracy. The Party Chief said that they had tolerated
hardships and difficulties and faced numerous challenges from the day of
anjuman-i-Islahi Al-Afghana till the ANP.

Asfandyar Wali Khan said that the ANP is renowned for its pricipled
stands on different issues and struggled for due rights of the people and real
democracy. He said party workers had rendered sacrifices in the past
and would do so in future adding that it could be judged in the on going war
against terrorism that hundred of ANP workers had been martyred so far.

He asked party workers to get united and be ready for sacrifices as pakhtuns
have been facing hardships since a long period.

Meanwhile, Party leader and Provincial Minister for information Mian Iftikhar Hussain while
remembering the Babarra tragedy said that every coming generation in each era
would condemn this act in which more than 600 Pakhtuns were martyred.

In a statement issued here on eve of the Babarra Martyred Day, Mian Iftikhar
Hussain said the history was evident that Pakhtoons had always carried out
peaceful struggle for their rights and holding of the peaceful agitation rally
at that time was part of it which was led by Great Khudai Khidmatgar, Speen
Malang.

He added that rulers not only torched the houses of Khudai Khidmatgars but also
confiscated their properties and auctioned it. The Minister continued that the
aim of the rally was not the toppling government of that time but simply
demanding for release of their beloved leader Baacha Khan who was imprisoned for
joy of their alien masters.

Mian Iftikhar maintained, now Pakhtoons are passing through very crucial stage
and they should prepare for achieving their rights and restoration of peace.
Referring to the present situation in Malakand Division, Mian Iftikhar Hussain
said that with the grace of Allah Almighty we are successful and peace has been
restored there.