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ANP stresses end to harassment of Afghan refugees

ANP stresses end to harassment of Afghan refugees

Sep 21, 2016 - 12:34

PESHAWAR (Pajhwok): The Awami National Party (ANP), a leading Pakhtun nationalist political entity, has called for an immediate end to the harassment of Afghan refugees in different parts of Pakistaninfo-icon.

At a meeting of its Central General Council,chaired by Asfandyar Wali Khan, the party on Tuesday stressed the need for sorting out dispute with neighbours, particularly Afghanistaninfo-icon, on a priority basis.

“Confrontation and disputes with neighbouring countries have damaged the international image and internal situation of the country. The government’s claims of regional economic cooperation have become a mere dream,” the participants said.

Forced repatriation of Afghan refugees was a flagrant violation of international laws, the meeting said,recommending the issue should be resolved through talks with the government in Kabulinfo-icon.

The party denounced terrorism as the root cause of the problems being faced by Pakistan and the region at large. It warned against the wave of anti-Pakhtun terrorism, saying the nation was specifically targeted by terrorists in Pakistan and Afghanistan.



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