Afridi tribe seeks freedom from Pakistan
JALALABAD (PAN): Dozens of Afridi tribe elders, who arrived in eastern Nangarhar province from the Pakistani side of the border, on Sunday urged the Afghan government to help them get rid of injustices they faced in the neighbouring country.
The tribesmen visited the Border and Tribal Affairs Directorate in Jalalabad and sought Afghan government's help in addressing their problems they faced in Pakistan.
Rujat Khan, a tribal elder, from Tera Maidan area of Khyber near the Afghanistan border, said the Pakistani government recognised them as Afghans and thus intimidating them.
“I urge my government (Afghan) to set us free from Pakistan, because we cannot tolerate the injustices the Pakistani government is bent on against our families,” he said.
Yaqoub Khan, another tribal elder, coming all the way from Khyber Agency’s Bara tehsil, told Pajhwok Afghan News around 200 tribal elders from Bara, Jamrud and Terah valley, had arrived in Nangarhar to inform the government about their problems.
He said in Pakistan they pushed to the margins. “We love our homeland Afghanistan and want to be annexed with it.” Several other tribal elders would soon come to Afghanistan to meet President Hamid Karzai and share their concerns with their own president."
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