File Photo: PKMAP Chairman Mehmood Achakzai talking to press in Quetta: Photo Daily Quetta Voice

Manan Mandokhail:

QUETTA: Chairman Pashtoonkhwa Milli Awami Party (PKMAP), Mehmood Khan Achakzai has called for a national conference to address the prevailing crisis, the country is facing. He made this demand while talking to reporters on the eve of Pashtoon Culture Day in Quetta on Saturday.

“I propose a conference of all stakeholders including military, politicians, journalists and judges to address the prevailing crisis”, Mr. Achakzai said. He said Pakistan was facing currently serious crisis and the leadership was unable to find any solution.

The seasoned politician stated that political parties and alliances of the political forces delivered in the past with regard to strengthening democracy and democratic institutions. “They failed to pass the examination”, he elaborated, suggesting all stakeholders put their heads together and bring the country out of the prevailing crisis.

Without naming the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP), Mehmood Achakzai said that a mainstream political party made a compromise in terms of the national reconciliation order (NRO) when all mainstream political parties decided to restore democracy in the country at an all-parties conference in London.

“We should not repeat past mistakes and go ahead with a clear democratic principle”, the Pashtoon nationalist leader stated. He urged all political parties to bury their hatchet and pave the way for democracy and supremacy of the constitution in the country.

“PKMAP stands for supremacy of constitution and rule of law”, he repeated, saying that no compromise would be made on democracy and democratic institutions in the country.

Without naming former prime minister Shehbaz Sharif, Mr. Achakzai stated that it was not acceptable when the latter said that he was a blue-eyed of the establishment for the last thirty years. “This is not acceptable for me and my party”, he clarified. He said all out efforts would be made to strengthen democracy in the country despite all odds.



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