Asfandyar Wali Khan Woos Importance of 18th Amendment for Pakistan

Asfandyar Wali Khan and Pakistan Army. PakistanTribe.Com

PESHAWAR – The Chief of Awami National Party (ANP) Asfandyar Wali Khan has maintained that five different constitutions will be needed for Pakistan if someone tries to change the guided principles laid down in 18th amendment.

Wali Khan was speaking in Peshawar on Friday when he talks about the importance of 18th amendment – the constitutional document which gave the name ‘Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’ to what previously known as North Western Frontier Province (NWFP).

18th Amendment was adopted after the democratically elected federal government of Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) was formed after 2008 elections. That amendment laid the foundations of provincial autonomy along with taking away the rights from the president to dissolve parliament aka 58-2(B).

Wali Khan also joined the race with Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leaders by stating that “Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan is refusing to fulfill his responsibilities while the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) of North Waziristan Agency are starving.”

He said the battle of throne of Lahore begins whenever IDPs reach Bannu.

Wali Khan said that his party stands by the system, adding that he has never seen more unserious man than Imran Khan.

ANP chief said his party has offered several sacrifices for democracy, adding that Imran Khan must accept Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s mandate in the center.

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