Demands lawmaker be charged of treason
PESA condemns seditious remarks of Achakzai
RAWALPINDI—The Pakistan Ex-servicemen Association (PESA) on Saturday severely condemned the rebellious statement made by Mr Mahmud Khan Achakzai, an ally of the government, about Khyber Pakhtunkhwa being part of Afghanistan. Mr Achakzai has no doubt grossly violated his oath as member of the National Assembly and has made himself liable for trial on charges of treason, it said. Supreme Court, Parliament, Election Commission and other institutions must take note of this anti Pa- kistan comment by Mr Achakzai.
Absence of any reaction from our government and Foreign Office in particular, is highly intriguing. They must openly condemn this statement. Ignoring every wrong deed of their political supporters is immoral. The lawmaker appears to have taken advantage of the disturbed conditions in the country to indirectly resurrect the dead issue of Pakhtunistan that was killed by Pakhtuns through referendum with 99.02 % voting for Pakistan and only 0.98 % voting against.—Agencies