Peshawar, May 25, 2012 (PPI-OT): The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Minister for Information, Mian Iftikhar Hussain has welcome the convening the 2-day Jirga of All the Pakhtuns, Afghans political forces both from Pakistan and Afghanistan on May 29 – 30 with a view to deliberate on the continuous massacre of the Pakhtuns – Afghans for the last 35 years and restoration of peace on their soil. He on behalf of the provincial government assured the said Jirga of their all out support irrespective of any political affiliation.
This he declared while presiding over a meeting in his office wherein arrangements for the said Jirga plus responsibilities of the provincial government including arrival, reception, transport, boarding lodging and security of the delegates in this regard were discussed at length. The participants was informed that delegates from almost all Pakhtuns-Afghans political parties from Pakistan, Afghanistan and different other countries of the world will be participating in the said Jirga.
The Minister stressed that being the government of the hosting province; all out efforts will be made to provide hospitality to the delegates as per the Pakhtuns – Afghans traditions and absolutely irrespective of any political affiliation.
The Minister regretted that despite being a peaceful nation the Pakhtuns- Afghans have been hardly spared a 100 years in the last 5000 years known history for peaceful existence otherwise they had always been victims of foreign conspiracies.
The recent wave of terrorism, Mian Iftikhar Hussain pointed out that over 750 stanch workers and senior office bearers of Awami National Party embraced martyrdom. He said that restoration of peace was their main target and whosoever coming forward in this regard they will welcome them. With regard to the initiative of veteran politician Afzal Khan Lala, the Minister appreciated it and lauded his perseverance for upholding the cause of the Pakhtuns – Afghans and disclosed that ANP will make every efforts to facilitate the delegates freely deliberate over the issue and disclosed that even Chief Minister Amir Haider Khan Hoti will also participate in the opening ceremony.
The meeting beside others was also attended by Secretary Information, Azmat Hanif Orakzai, Additional Secretary Admn: Qaiser Alam, Director Information Shuaib-ud-Din, Director Culture, Pervez Suabat Khel, ANP Vice President Tajuddin Khan, General Secretary Arbab Tahir and Secretary Information, Malik Ghulam Mustafa.
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Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
Tel: 091 921 1789