Pashton Leaders Jirga Criticizes Pakistan for Meddling in Afghanistan


Kabul: In the face of a deteriorated situation in Afghanistan, a Jirga of Pashton leaders has asked Pakistani government to rethink its foreign policy.

The jirga in Charsadda district of Khyber Pukhtunkhwa organized by Mazdoor Kissan Party (MKP), was attended by numerous figures, including Qaumi Watan Party Chairman Aftab Ahmad Khan Sherpao.

MKP head Afzal Shah Khamosh, Awami National Party’s Mian Iftikhar Hussain and Aimal Wali Khan, Abdul Jalil Jan of the Jamait Ulema-i-Islam, lawmaker Mohsin Dawar and others were also in attendance.

Speakers discussed the changing situation in Afghanistan, the country’s new wave of terrorism, Pashton rights, and other issues.

The jirga later issued a 21-point declaration, condemned interference in Afghanistan’s internal affairs by neighbouring countries.

The jirga, according to Khamosh, asked the government to reconsider its foreign policy in light of the changing circumstances in Afghanistan.