Peshawar : Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Minister for Information and Culture, Mian Iftikhar Hussain has dispelled the impression that ANP was a provincial or regional party as it also has members in Punjab and both houses of the parliament apart from having members in all the three provincial assemblies.
He also hoped that his party would also have representatives in Punjab Assembly in the next elections. He stressed the party workers to spread the message of Khudai Khidmatgar Bacha Khan and Rehber-e-Tehrik, Khan Abdul Wali Khan to every nook and corner of the country.
This he said while addressing the party workers convention at District Attock in Punjab province. Federal Minister for Railway, Haji Ghulam Ahmad Bilour, ANP Central Leader, Nawabzada Mohsin Ali Khan, ANP District Attock President Shaukat Zaman Yousafzai, and Provincial Secretary Information Malik Ghulam Mustafa also addressed the convention on this occasion.
Mian Iftikhar Hussain has said that history of ANP was replete with sacrifices and always had a principle stance. He said the war against terrorism was not only the war of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa or Pakistan but it was the war of the entire world in which 750 workers of ANP have lost their lives. He claimed that had ANP not been in place, terrorists would have been ruling in the country today. He said that Bacha Khan had not fought the war of freedom for selected class or nation but he has struggled for all the nations.
Talking about the 18thConstitutional Amendment, Mian Iftikhar said that Bangldesh would have been a part of Pakistan had the sayings of our elders been considered. He said that Pakistan has become strong with the said amendment adding that his party did not believe in politics of language, colour, caste and creed rather it has always advocated the cause of humanity.
He said that all the nations of the country were our identity, adding that we all Punjabi, Sindhi, Balochi and Pakhtuns were Pakistani and brothers to each others.
Talking about the current political situation, he said that the opposition campaign against the government was not in the interest of the democracy adding that both the ruling and opposition parties should think about their political and personal interest. He said we all should abstain from any such step that could make us repent in the future.