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PESHAWAR: Some of the senior Pakhtun nationalist leaders belonging to different parties will meet today (Monday) in Peshawar to devise a strategy for taking a unified stand for resolution of the problems being faced by Pakhtuns.

The meeting has been arranged by Qaumi Watan Party at its secretariat in which leaders of different parties, including Mazdoor Kisan Party, Awami Workers Party, National Party and Pakhtunkhwa Olasi Tehreek, will participate to share their views.

The QWP has started efforts for the past few months to bring all the Pakhtun political forces on a single platform to discuss different issues, mainly created as a result of the prolonged militancy and irresponsible attitude of successive governments to resolve them.

According to QWP spokesman Tariq Ahmed Khan, his party had written letters to all the relevant parties and nationalist groups and delivered the same through delegations. These delegations had also shared objectives of the campaign to persuade the stakeholders and seek their support in this connection.

The nationalist leaders who are expected to participate in the meeting include Afzal Khamosh, Gul Haider Khan and Shakil Waheedullah of Mazdoor Kisan Party, Mukhtiar Bacha, Prof Sarfaraz and Qaiser of National Party, Akhunzada Haider Zaman, Fazle Maula and Qazi Hakim of Awami Workers Party, and Ajmal Afridi, Zahir Shah and Syed Majid Jan of Pakhtunkhwa Olasi Tehreek.

Published in Dawn, March 18th, 2019