Awami National Party Announces Its Support of Afghan Government


KABUL: Awami National Party (ANP), a Pashtun nationalist party in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa announced its support to the Afghan government and Afghan forces in a statement on Saturday.

ANP in a statement posted on its verified twitter account said that it was a historic step from the party by declaring support to all Afghan political leaders, government and security forces.

“We assure the full support of the Awami National Party from Pakhtunkhwa in fulfilling this national responsibility,” the statement said.

The Awami National Party is advocating for the rights of Pashtuns and stands against the militarization of Pashtun populated areas in Pakistan.

The party also opposed Pakistan’s support from insurgent groups, particularly the Afghan Taliban.