Tribal leaders of ANP resign

General Peshawar

Peshawar: A group of Awami National Party ANP from Bara Khyber agency on Monday resigned of ANP and announced their joining into Jamaat-e-Islami JI.

They said Pakhtun leaders had done nothing for the Pakhtun, particularly for tribal people therefore Pakhtuns were very much disappointed of ANP. ” we did not see anything for Pakhtuns during four and half years of government of ANP therefore we are quitting ANP their ignorance of Pakhtuns’ rights,” they said.

Speaking at a news conference here at Peshawar Press Club, Javed Afridi, former president ANP of Barkamber Khel and Haji Sabir Afridi said despite that ANP was on driving seat of provincial government the people of Khyber Agency who become IDPs due to military operation were deprived of the basic rights.

Flanked by Shah Faisal Afridi, former Amir Jamat-e-Islami Khyber Agency, Muhammad Rafiq, Sultan Akbar Afridi and Shah Jahan Afridi, they added they had been given enormous sacrifices for the party since last 20 years they realized that ANP has badly failed to restore peace in the agency.

Shafaisal Afridi said JI would clean sweep in the next general election in the agency and solve problems being faced by tribesmen. They added that the ruling party had forgotten the philosophy of the Bach Khan and preferred to protect their own interests. They said it had become a routine that police misbehaving the tribal people.

Shah Faisal Afridi said that infrastructure in the area had been badly damaged due to constant operation against militancy.