ANP Central President Asfandyar Wali Khan on Friday underscored the need for building of national unity to counter the menace of terrorism and militancy and provide quick relief to flood-stricken people.
Addressing a press conference here at the Chief Minister House, he said that the country’s was passing through a very critical time and was confronted to the issue of militancy and terrorism besides flood devastation.
All the problems confronted to the country’s could be addressed by establishing national unity to take the country out of the current difficult situation, he added. He said it is a time to rise above party political and work hard for the socio-economic emancipation of downtrodden and flood hit people.
He said that democracy had returned to the country’s after matchless sacrifices and the democratic system can move forward if all the institutions should work under its constitutional ambit.
Asfandyar said all constitutional organizations were getting powers from the constitution and if all the institutions worked under the ambit of constitution the democracy will flourish and the country would move on road to progress and prosperity. He said that ANP will strongly oppose any undemocratic and unconstitutional move to sabotage the current system.
Wali said that ANP strongly condemned NATO and drone attacks and termed it against of Pakistan’s sovereignty and International Laws. He said that violation of Pakistan airspace and attacks inside our country was not in the mandate of NATO force and the ANP has strongly condemned it. He said that better trust between regional countries and US will help eliminate the menace of terrorism and militancy.
He said that directives have been issued to expedite flood relief operations in Khyber Pakthunkhwa. The government will provide compensation to flood-stricken people at earliest, saying the devastation of flood is behind imagination.
To a question, Asfandyar said that the ANP is with people of Karachi and will thwart the conspiracies of anti-state elements trying to sabotage peace of the port city. He said that incident of target killing in Karachi are being reported and rejected the impression of quitting Sindh Government.
To a question of Musharraf recent statement about constitutional role of army in governance, he said that role of every institutions is fixed in the constitution and every institution should work under the Constitution. He said that Musharraf’s statement is undemocratic and no political worker can endorse it.
Asfandyar Wali Khan said that no body would appreciate the 86 year sentence handed over by US court to Pakistani neurosurgeon Dr. Aafia Siddique. He expressed the hope that Indian Supreme Court will amicably address the Babari mosque issue if petition was filed.
To question, he said that provincial government after came into power has inked agreements with militants in Swat with establishment of durable peace in the scene valley but good well gesture of government was not reciprocated. He said that militants should lay down arms first, accept Govt writ and then they will considered about other options including negotiations.
Asfandyar said that Balochistan issue should be addressed by taking all concerned parties on board. Asked about reducing the share of KP Government in Khyber Pakthunkhwa in Kerry-Lugar Bill, he said that he would take this issue with Centre.
To another question, he said that government would take strong action whenever terrorists were found.