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ANP wants end to meddling in politics by non-political forces

Our Correspondent
Sunday, Mar 03, 2024

DERA ISMAIL KHAN: Awami National Party leader and former minister Mian Iftikhar Hussain on Saturday said that powers that be, had made the parliament a mockery by supporting one political party or the other during different phases of the country’s history.

“The ANP politics is not limited to the parliament. The party will play its pivotal role for the rule of law and constitution, true democracy, justice and human rights despite its defeat in the recent general elections under a conspiracy,” he vowed while speaking at a condolence reference held in the memory of noted lawyer Aslam Khan advocate here on the premises of district courts.

Mian Iftikhar said that the political environment was polluted and non-political under a plot to get yield results as per their aspiration.

He said that half of the country was lost due to these conspiracies and dirty games but the political leaders and institutions did not learn lessons from history.

He said that the ANP had rendered matchless sacrifices for the restoration of lasting peace and true democracy and would continue the same to put the country back on the track to development and prosperity.

“Our political struggle is for the right over our resources, economic justice, protection of human rights and democracy,” he said, adding that the ANP had always raised voice for the provincial autonomy and strong federation of Pakistan.

The nationalist leader said that rights and resources were given to the provinces under the 18th constitutional amendment but that they were still denied to federating units, which will weaken the country in the time to come.

He praised the Khudai Khidmatgar Bacha Khan for his resilience and non-violence philosophy, who had spent over 34 years in prison for the sake of his people.

He said that ANP leader Abdul Wali Khan was a great statesman, who had spearheaded political movements against military dictators and struggled for strengthening the real democratic system in the country.

Mian Iftikhar paid a rich tribute to the late Aslam advocate and praised him for his services for human rights, democracy and justice. A large number of lawyers and people from all walks of life attended the reference.