New government will withdraw army from Swat: ANP president
ISLAMABAD: The new government will withdraw the army from Swat and end “violence in the name of war and terror”, Awami National Party (ANP) President Asfandyar Wali said on Thursday.
Talking to reporters after a meeting with a US congressional delegation at Frontier House, he said the problems in South Waziristan should be resolved politically rather than by use of power. “I hate [the phrase] ‘war against terrorism’,” he said, adding that he had told the US delegation what the ANP’s stance was.
He said the new government would have to focus on law and order, because the problem had spread from the Tribal Areas to the whole country.
He said his party had informed Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Co-chairman Asif Zardari about its reservations on the PPP’s contacts with the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM). online