ANP condemns Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital

Asfandyar Wali Khan says the decision will further bolster extremism in the world


Hidayat Khan December 09, 2017
Asfandyar Wali Khan says the decision will further bolster extremism in the world. PHOTO: FILE

PESHAWAR: Awami National Party (ANP) Central President Asfandyar Wali Khan has condemned US President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, saying the decision would further bolster extremism in the world.

“Extremism is on the rise in the world, on the other hand Trump is announcing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital that will jeopardise world peace,” said Asfandyar while addressing a public gathering in Charsadda on Friday.

“God knows, what happened to Americans that they elected such a lunatic as their president?” Asfandyar told the gathering. “Trump has put world peace in danger.”

He added that there will be rarely few countries that would appreciate and support this step of Trump.

The ANP head said that they have strongly condemned and will protest against Trump’s decision.  “We’ve always done politics for oppressed people, the people of Palestine have been oppressed by Israelis,” said Asfandyari. He added not only people of Palestine but the Muslims were being oppressed around the world.

KP, FATA merger

The head of ANP asked the federal government that it was necessary to merge the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (Fata) with Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) and allocate seats for their representatives in the provincial assembly so that they can bring an end to FCR.

Published in The Express Tribune, December 9th, 2017.

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