Pakhtun Qaumi Jirga on Tuesday: Mian Iftikhar
PESHAWAR: Preparations are underway in full swing for holding the Pakhtun Qaumi Jirga at Baacha Khan Markaz Peshawar on Tuesday, as invitations have been extended to all the Pakhtun leadership and central leadership of the mainstream parties, said Central Secretary General of ANP Mian Iftikhar Hussain on Thursday.
Addressing a press conference in Khudrezai area of Pabbi tehsil, the ANP leader said Invitation letters have been extended to all the Pakhtun leadership while central leaders of JUIF, PPP, PTI, PTM, and QWP have also been invited to attend the moot. Invitations are being extended to the people at the provincial level and it would be our endeavour to make every segment of the society as part of the jirga. He hoped that the jirga would add a new chapter in the history of Pakhtuns, which is likely to be attended by the Pakhtun leaders to the fullest.
The jirga would deliberate upon the problems facing the Pakhtuns at the national level and it would be an historic step as whenever the Pakhtuns are confronted with the problems, holding of such jirgas have become inevitable. President of ANP Asfandyar Wali Khan would host the jirga, the agenda of which has been circulated with the message to the leaders that they can add any point in the agenda on the day of jirga or before the conduct of the moot. It would be an open Jirga wherein leaders of all schools of thought will be allowed to explicitly express their views and comments on the jirga agenda items, Mina Iftikhar concluded. – APP