Sharjah: President of ANP Asfandyar Wali Khan said on
Friday that the dream of establishing lasting peace in Karachi was not possible
unless the status of Pukhtoons was accepted there as a reality.
The ANP fulfilled the mission of Fakhr e Afghan Khan Abdul
Ghaffar Khan alias Baacha Khan and Rehber e Terhrik Khan Abdul Wali Khan by
remaining a coalition partner in the government.
He was addressing a function called to pay homage and
respect to late Baacha Khan and Khan Abdul Wali Khan on their death
anniversaries held at Social Centre Sharjah, Dubai. The event was organized by
the ANP UAE Chapter.
Asfandyar Wali Khan said that the people who migrated to Pakistan after
partition wished that their status was recognized but they were not willing to
accept the people who migrated from one part of the country to another in search
of jobs. This is the main reason behind the unrest in Karachi, he explained.
The Pukhtuns have equal rights to Karachi as other nationalities enjoyed, he
said adding, ANP believed in settling the disputes through table talks and even
today, it was strictly following it.
The Pukhtuns were always subjected to conspiracies in the past as their policy
of non violence was taken as their weakness. History is testimony to the fact
the Pukhtuns stood like iron wall against every usurper. Pukhtuns emerged
stronger while the usurpers were lost in the pages of the history, he
Central President said that renaming the NWFP, provincial autonomy, securing
rights of provincial resources, and elimination of Kalabagh dam project were few
successes of the present ANP led government in KPK.
The people were still unaware about benefits of 18th amendment which paved the
way for stronger federating units instead of the federation and endorsing the
same by all political parties manifest the ANP’s stance which it was propagating
for the last 63 years.