Qaumi Watan Party (QWP) Chairman Aftab Ahmad Khan Sherpao said Sunday that the National Action Plan (NAP) should be implemented in letter and spirit for national integrity and peace in the region.
“Now there is no room for error. The government and all the state institutions will have to deliver to rid the country of terrorism,” he said while addressing the federal council meeting after being re-elected as QWP chairman.
Members of the QWP’s federal council from all over the country attended the meeting.
MPA Anisa Zeb Tahirkheli was elected as the party’s secretary general, Abdul Malik Khan Tordher as senior vice chairman, Shujaul Mulk Khan as vice chairman Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Nasir Gujjar as vice chairman from Punjab and Sardar Hidayatullah was elected unopposed as vice chairman Balochistan.
The QWP chairman will make the rest of the appointments at his discretion.
Addressing the meeting, Sherpao thanked the members of the federal council for reposing confidence in him and said he would not let them down.
He said the Peshawar school massacre had united the entire nation and made the government accord importance to fighting the issue of terrorism.
The QWP head lauded sacrifices made by Pakhtuns for the country. He called for steps to bring the tribal population into the mainstream by doing away with the obsolete justice system prevalent in the tribal areas.
Thousands of Pakhtuns laid down their lives in the war against terror but their sacrifices have not been acknowledged properly, said Sherpao.
“The Pakhtuns have been exposed to untold miseries. Nobody bothers to mitigate their sufferings and remove the sense of deprivation among them,” he lamented.
He deplored that over two millions Pakhtuns have been displaced and are living under squalid conditions in camps.
Warning against leaving the Pakhtuns in a lurch, Sherpao also urged the world powers to shoulder their responsibility in this regard.