Pakistan Muslim League – Quaid (PML-Q) President and former deputy prime minister Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi has said that ally of Nawaz Sharif, Mahmud Achakzai has violated the constitution and oath in the National Assembly by talking against the security and solidarity of Pakistan. As such, action against him under Article 6 is essential, he added.
Addressing a press conference along with Mian Muhammad Munir and Azeemuddin Lakhvi today, he said that this is a matter of security and safeguarding of Pakistan and all patriotic parties and persons including the opposition should take action in this regard.
Elahi said that Pakistan had played the greatest role in getting Afghanistan evacuated from Russian occupation during Zia-ul-Haq regime.
“Pakistan played host to 30 lakh Afghan refugees for 37 years, statement of Mahmud Achakzai amounts to treason with the blood of Pakistani army jawans and the people who laid down their lives for the liberation of Afghanistan. He has displayed hostility towards Pakistan by not condemning the attack on the Ziarat residence of the Quaid-i-Azam and criticising Pak Army and Pakistan over Pathankot attack, whereas Mahmud Achakzai, his family and all of us Pakistanis are today what we are because of Pakistan, this is his and our identity,” Elahi added.
He said that Pak-Afghan international border is recognised by the entire world and the Supreme Court verdict is also there. UNO also declared Afghans who had migrated to Pakistan after the Russian occupation as refugees because Durand Line was the international border, NATO containers are checked on the border, he added.
Showing copies of the oath of Mahmud Khan Achakzai as MNA and his brother Muhammad Khan Achakzai as Governor Balochistan, Elahi said that it is clearly written in the oath that I will bear true faith and allegiance to Pakistan and always work for security, solidarity and prosperity of Pakistan. However, Achakzai’s statement that KP belongs to Afghanistan is tantamount to breaking Pakistan even though his two brothers Majeed Khan Achakzai and Hameed Khan Achakzai are both MPAs, he said, and added that one brother-in-law Spozhmai Achakzai is MNA and other Hassan Manzoor is DIG Motorways. “Achakzai talks in the language of Delhi and Kabul, he is biting the hand that feeds you,” he said.
Describing the silence of Achakzai’s ally Nawaz Sharif and his party as quite meaningful, Elahi said that his (Mahmud Achakzai) statement reflects the mindset of Nawaz Sharif government. He said the Durand Line is the international border since 1893; the world has never termed it as controversial, Pak-Afghan agreements also endorse it. He said why Achakzai is forgetting that after Almighty Allah, Afghanistan has been saved because of Pakistan otherwise it had been occupied by Russia.
Responding to questions from the media, Elahi said that poor pensioners are being pushed around outside the banks ahead of Eid in Pakistan, whereas PM Sharif and his family is doing shopping in the costliest stores of London.
At the very outset of his talk, Elahi expressed heartfelt grief and sorrow over losses of lives and property due to floods in Chitral and conveyed his sympathies for the flood-hit people.