Sherpao calls for cordial Kabul-Islamabad relations
PESHAWAR (Pajhwok): Former interior minister Aftab Ahmad Khan Sherpao has called for friendly and cordial relations between Islamabad and Kabul.
“The impasse between the two neighbouring countries is directly affecting Pakhtuns on both sides of the border,” said Sherpao, also an ex-chief minister.
Speaking at a public meeting in Charsadda district on Sunday, he said the Qaumi Watan Party (QWP) had been supportive of greater cooperation between the two countries.
Strenuous efforts were needed to bring the tribal population into national mainstream, he said, acknowledging tribes-people had rendered unprecedented sacrifices in the past decade.
“The internally displaced persons (IDPs) from Khyber, Orakzai, North Waziristan and South Waziristan agencies are still waiting to be sent back home. The government has no comprehensive plan to compensate them,” Sherpao added.
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