File Photo: Pashtoonkhwa Milli Awami Party (PKMAP) Chief, Mehmood Khan Achakzai addressing a press conference in Quetta: Photo Aslam Khan

“Our Struggle is for a democratic Pakistan”, Achakzai

Staff Reporter :

Chairman Pashtoonkhwa Milli Awami Party (PKMAP), Mehmood Khan Achakzai on Saturday reiterated, “our struggle is for a democratic Pakistan”. He expressed these views while addressing a public meeting at government science college Quetta ground.

Mr. Achakzai stated that all nationalities living in Pakistan enjoy equal political and economic rights. He said supremacy of the constitution and democratic institutions ensure the rights of all citizens of the country. “No matter, if someone punishes us during this struggle”, he said. Mehmood Achakzai stated that PKMAP leader Usman Khan sacrificed his life during this struggle.

Nawab Ayaz Khan Jogezai, Abdul Rahim Ziaratwal, Abdul Rauf Lala, Khushal Khan Kakar, Raz Muhammad Raza, Obaidullah Jan Babat and others also addressed the public meeting. They all hailed the political struggle and sacrifices of Usman Khan Kakar during their speeches and paid rich tribute to him.

Mr. Achakzai said his party has never made any compromise over the rights of Pashtoons living in Pakistan. And the party also values the rights of other nationalities living in the country, he added.

“None can defeat Pashtoons”, he said. Khan Shaheed Abdul Samad Khan Achakzai and Usman Khan Shaheed strengthened the Pashtoon movement, he noted.

The PKMAP Chairman also called for an end to ongoing bloodshed in Afghanistan and urged the international community to protect the impoverished country. It is the obligation of international powers to defend Afghanistan now, he said.  He also demanded the release of Member National Assembly, Ali Wazir.

Mr. Achakzai stated that Khan Shaheed spent precious days of life behind the bars during his struggle against English colonial rulers in the subcontinent.

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