Pakhtuns urged to forge unity for their rights.

SWABI -- Speakers at a function held in connection with the death anniversaries of Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan and Abdul Wali Khan on Saturday paid respects to them for advocating nonviolence and uniting the 'oppressed' Pakhtuns for their rights.

Those who spoke on the occasion included among others Awami National Party central secretary general Mian Iftikhar Hussain and provincial cultural secretary Khadim Hussain.

The program was held at the Bacha Khan library in Kohat.

The speakers said that it was ironic that there was not an article on the lives of such leaders in the country's education syllabus. They termed it a conspiracy of 'tyrant rulers' to keep Pakhtuns as 'slaves'.

Speaking on the occasion, Mian Iftikhar said Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan, who is also known as Bacha Khan, empowered those who were looked down upon by others.

He said Bacha Khan advocated women's education and independence. He said Bacha Khan preached revolution for which he was respected by people.

A large number ANP local leaders, workers, and members of student organisations were in attendance.

Meanwhile, ANP leaders, while speaking at a meeting held in Swabi, vowed to continue the struggle launched of Bacha Khan for peace and brotherhood by following his...

To continue reading

Request your trial

VLEX uses login cookies to provide you with a better browsing experience. If you click on 'Accept' or continue browsing this site we consider that you accept our cookie policy. ACCEPT