Peshawar: ANP Central President Asfandyar Wali Khan and Provincial chief Senator Afrasiab Khattak addressing a meeting of the General Council of the Awami National Party Swabi district

Asfandiyar Wali Khan has expressed the hope that
18th amendment will be implemented in letter and spirit and the provinces will
gear up for dispensation of new responsibilities to improve the living standard
of people.

Awami National Party is the only party that had acted on its manifesto and
honored electoral promises. he said the party would work for complete
restoration of peace during the coming two years.

Peshawar, Pakistan is close to the federal democratic set-up after the
passage of the 18th amendment, said Awami National Party Central President
Asfandyar Wali Khan Thursday.

Speaking at the meeting of the ANP Swabi district general council here, he
hoped that 18th amendment would be implemented in letter and spirit and the
provinces would gear up for shouldering new responsibilities.

Presienet of ANP sawabi Haji Rahmanullha chaired the meeting. ANP Central
Vice-President MNA Bushra Gohar, Provincial President of ANP Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
Senator Afrasiab Khattak, Information Minister Mian Iftikhar Hussain and ANP
Provincial Sec. General Tajuddin Khan were also present on the occasion.

The Party Chief said most efforts made by our elders for establishment of
democratic and federal system and attainment of people rights became part of the
Constitution during the last three years.

Asfandyar Wali Said Awami National Party was the only party that had acted on
its manifesto and honored electoral promises. he said the party would work for
complete restoration of peace during the coming two years.

About situation in Karachi, he said: "As our Mohajir brothers coming form
India in 1947 had asked the people of Sindh to acknowledge them, likewise
Muttahida Qaumi Movement must also accept the Pakhtuns, Punjabi, Sindhi and
Balochi population of Karachi as a reality," he said.

He said that dialogue could be held with militants who accept the write of
the state, renounce extremism and disallow use of their territory against
Pakistan or any other area outside Pakistan.

ANP believed in the nonviolence philosophy of Bacha Khan. Restoration of
peace in Pakistan, Afghanistan and in the entire region was possible only
through the philosophy of nonviolence, he added.