ANP has no militant wing, says Shahi Syed


The Awami National Party (ANP) has no militant wing and those who have evidence to prove this can make it public through the media, the party’s Sindh chapter president Shahi Syed said in a statement issued on Wednesday. The ANP leader said that no target killer belongs to the ANP, and neither does it have any militant wing. “If any agency cannot dare to disclose the political affiliation of arrested target killers before the public, it should avoid blaming the ANP to save others,” he remarked.
He said nobody should make allegations and instead present proof to the media. “However, an individual’s act cannot be linked to the party,” he added. The ANP leader said that the judiciary should consider why thousands of Urdu-speaking people were killed by the Urdu-speaking community. “It should also investigate why drivers, conductors and others affiliated with small-time professions were killed in Karachi,” he added.
“The judiciary should also keep in mind the reasons behind the murder of Azeem Ahmed Tariq, Khalid Bin Waleed, Raza Haider, Zubair Akram Nadeem, Tariq Khan, Fazlur Rehman Kakakhel and leaders of Sunni Tehreek and Jamaat-e-Islami.” The ANP leader said that no facts could be ascertained without disclosing the reasons behind these targeted killings and peace in Karachi will be temporary without examining the ground reality behind the violence in the city. In another statement, Syed claimed that the man named Salim Mehsud, who was arrested from the jurisdiction of the Mubina Town police station, has no affiliation with the party.