Pakhtuns are not terrorists: Aimal

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The provincial president of Awami National party on Wednesday has demanded the government to enhance business with Afghanistan and stop the exploitation of Pakhtun tribes living alongside the border with Afghanistan.

Aimal Wali Khan, the president of ANP, while speaking to a huge gathering of ANP workers, leaders and local tribesmen at Bacha Khan square in Landikotal urged the authorities to create facilities at Torkham border and not create hurdles for the local people and traders.

A few years before we had billion dollars import and export trade with Afghanistan but in recent years it has declined. Khan stated Pakhtuns are not terrorists and they are the peaceful people.

Khan said adding that both governments of Pakistan and Afghanistan should facilitate the Pakhtun tribes on both sides of the border.

The government of Pakistan and Afghanistan should permit the Pakhtun tribes living on both sides to cross Torkham border without visa. Khan demanded.—Nasib Shah Shinwari