Ashraf Ghani supports 'Pashtun Protest' in Islamabad

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani has shown his support of ‘Pashtun Long March’ that is taking place in Islamabad after the fake encounter murder of Naqeeb Ullah. 

An unexpected comment came forward from Afghan President in a series of tweets, the president has not only supported the Pashtun march in Islamabad but also praised the protesters for standing up for their rights.

“I fully support the historical #PashtunLongMarch in Pakistan. The main purpose of which is to mobilize citizens against fundamentalism and terrorism in the region.”

“The historical importance of this march traces back to the great proponent of non-violence, Bacha Khan, whose philosophy was based on the non-violent ideology.”

Ashraf Ghani compares the Pashtun Long March with the successful Lawyers long march and prays that will also succeed in eradicating terrorism from the region.

“Just like the Lawyers' Community in Pakistan succeeded in their movement, I hope #PashtunLongMarch would also succeed in uprooting and eradicating terrorism from their region.”

He also urged media to impartially cover the march and show the true image to the world.

“I call on media to impartially fulfill their duties and help #PashtunLongMarch in voicing their grievances and demands and presenting their true image to the world.”

Ghani also pointed out that he had earlier said Afghans and people of the region should join hands against terrorism.

“After the tragedies of Kabul, I had remarked that Afghans and the people of this region should align against terrorism. I consider the #PashtunLongMarch a response to those remarks and a wake-up call against fundamentalism.”

“The #PashtunLongMarch is a very positive initiation against fundamentalism that morally binds on each and everyone of us to support them.”

Hundreds of tribal men from Waziristan are sitting in Islamabad for the arrest of fugitive police official Rao Anwar who has been allegedly involved in the fake encounter killing of Naqeebullah Mehsud. While the Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi assured the protesters that the culprits of Naqeeb Ullah’s murder will not be spared.

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