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Sherpao asks govt to address Afghan reservations

Qaumi Watan Party (QWP) Chairman Aftab Ahmad Khan Sherpao on Sunday expressed concerns over Afghan President Ashraf Ghani’s statement against Pakistan and asked federal government to take solid steps in order to end neighbouring country’s reservations.

Sherpao expressed these remarks during a high level meeting at Watan Kor. He said such statements by the Afghan leadership could help create vacuum in the bilateral relations between the two brotherly countries. “Both the states have been remained victim of terrorism and extremism for a long time and it is the time to revitalize and re-establish cordial and friendly relations with each other so as to bring long-lasting peace and economic prosperity in the region,” he added.

On the occasion, he condemned India’s stance on China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) and said that our archrival did not want to see Pakhtun majority areas developed, and termed its stance as a conspiracy against Pakhtun population.

Talking about small provinces’ share in federal budget 2015-16, he said that federal government once again ignored small provinces like Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in funds allocation meant for development projects, adding that the funds allocated by the government were insufficient to help mitigate genuine problems. He demanded federal government to allocate maximum funds for western route of the CPEC in order to end the already persistent sense of deprivation among the people of this province.

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