Sherpao urges govt to avoid anti-people policies


Qaumi Watan Party Chairman Aftab Ahmad Khan Sherpao on Saturday asked the federal government to avoid anti-people policies.
Addressing a press conference, he said the government should start meaningful talks with the Taliban and take the talks to a logical conclusion.
He advised the government to work out a strategy to cope with the post-2014 scenario in the region.
Sherpao said that 2014 would have far-reaching effects not only for Afghanistan, but the whole region after the withdrawal of the US forces from Afghanistan.
He maintained that peace in Pakistan was interlinked to the stability of Afghanistan so efforts should be made to remove misconceptions.
“Pakhtun on both sides of the Durand Line had suffered a lot,” he mentioned.
The QWP leader suggested Afghanistan and Pakistan to ensure that their soil would not be used against each other.
He disclosed that over 52,000 people were killed and thousands injured in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa over the last several years.
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Senior Minister Sikandar Hayat Khan Sherpao, QWP General Secretary Bakht Baidar Khan, MPA Meraj Humayun and others were also present.
On the occasion, former University of Peshawar vice chancellor Dr Azmat Hayat Khan announced to join the QWP.