Pashtun nationalist leader Mahmood Khan Achakzai says he thinks the biggest issue in Pakistan is not Imran Khan, but the interference in the politics of intelligence agencies.
Pukhtun Nama Desk News
The leader of the Pashtun Nationalist Party (Pakhtunkhwa Milli Awami Party) spoke at a news conference in Quetta on Monday about the recent incident in Chaman.
He showed his support for the protests on the Chaman border demands, adding that the Chaman border should remain open for any movement and business at all times.
He added that people should be searched at the border. They never say that searches should not be done but people should not be harassed.
Achakzai said that during the British rule, there was no restriction on people crossing the Chaman on both sides of the border, but it was the force of history that divided a tribe (the Pashtuns) in two.
He said the Pakistani government was taking dinner from the people at the border instead of paving the way for world-class trade.
He alleged that a person was charged Rs 10,000 for crossing the border.
Achakzai said the use of force while crossing the Chaman border was a violation of international justice, and that if it continued, people would be forced to revolt.
He added that there were no seats on the Wagah border with India but military posts were set up everywhere on the Chaman border.
Mahmood Khan Achakzai said no one was a terrorist and supported all the demands of the people of Chaman.
He was speaking at a press conference in the backdrop of incidents in which three people were killed and more than 26 others were injured in a recent clash on the Chaman border.
Clashes broke out between Afghan and Pakistani forces on the border after the incident.
Mahmood Khan Achakzai says the world is witnessing how the republican government in Pakistan was overthrown and how the election of the Senate chairman took place.
He accused the spy agencies of interfering in politics to the level of union councils and changing the loyalties of politicians.
He reiterated that Pakistan did not want to break up but that remaining a third-class citizen would not be acceptable to him, and that a new constitution would be demanded if someone dismiss the 18th Amendment