PESHAWAR, Expressing deep concern over killing of innocent people in Karachi,
Central President of the party Asfandyar Wali Khan has asked the government to
take stern action against the killers and protect the lives of citizens.

In a statement issued here from the party`s headquarters at Baacha Khan Markaz,
Asfandyar Khan said the time had come to take decisive action against the
terrorists, who were committing atrocities in Karachi, otherwise the situation
would further worsen.

"Some elements were trying to exploit the situation in Karachi for their vested
interests. 25 ANP workers had so far been killed during last three days in
Karachi, which is a new chapter in the history of the Awami National Party’s
sacrifices for peace."

Paying glowing tribute to those workers, he said their sacrifices would not go
waste, adding, "ANP is following the philosophy of non-violence, which is our
major weapon." He said Pakhtun nation had rendered great sacrifices in
development of Karachi and they would not allow anybody to destabilise it.

The party chief hailed the government`s shoot at sight orders and demanded a
full-fledge action to clean the Karachi of weapons and terrorists. He also
demanded implementation on the report of a join investigation team. He asked the
ANP workers to remain calm and peaceful.