Awami National Party (ANP) chief Asfandyar Wali Khan said on Wednesday that the Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal was being revived for ‘Islamabad and not Islam’, Express News reported.
Speaking at Mardan House, Khan credited Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) co-chairperson Asif Ali Zardari for exposing Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan in the Senate elections . He said the PTI had betrayed Jamiat Ulema Islam (JUI-S) Chief Maulana Samiul Haq in the elections.
The ANP also reiterated the party’s demand of merging the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) with Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P). Khan said the party would never relinquish the demand. He said FATA should be given adequate representation in the K-P Assembly before the next general elections. Khan said the writ of the Peshawar High Court should be extended to FATA.
Highlighting rising resentment among internally displaced persons (IDPs), Asfandyar said they should be quickly repatriated and compensated for losses incurred in the wake of military operations.