Achakzai’s vi­cious state­ment

Pakistan Observer - - OPINION -

JAVAID BASHIR Mah­mood Achakzai’s ob­nox­ious, of­fen­sive and vi­cious state­ment against the sol­i­dar­ity of Pak­istan must be con­demned. His vit­ri­olic out­burst is ab­surd. He should stay away from KPK and its Afghan refugees pol­icy. We have paid a heavy price of our Afghan Pol­icy and still we have not learnt any lessons. We have hosted more than 30 mil­lion Afghan Refugees in coun­try for last three decades. These refugees have abused our hos­pi­tal­ity and caused se­vere law and or­der break down.

Our Armed forces are en­gaged in war against ter­ror­ism and are fight­ing ter­ror­ist out­fits in North Waziris­tan. The suc­cess at­tained through Zarb-eAzb can­not be com­pro­mised by al­low­ing any one to con­spire against coun­try. Does Mr. Achakzai know how much it costs ev­ery­day to feed and host these refugees? Our econ­omy is un­nec­es­sar­ily bur­dened to ac­com­mo­date them. Our frag­ile econ­omy has been reel­ing for years due to pro­vid­ing hos­pi­tal­ity to the thank­less peo­ple. Afghan gov­ern­ment must hon­our its obli­ga­tions to­wards its dis­placed cit­i­zens and ar­range for their re­turn to home­land.

We strongly con­demn Achakzai ‘s anti state stance and vit­ri­olic out­burst. He is adding fuel to the fire. Enough is enough, we must put our feet down to stop the coun­try from bleed­ing any fur­ther. Time has come to say good­bye to the Afghan Refugees. If Achakzai has so much sym­pa­thy for them then he should ac­com­mo­date them in his own back­yard.

The in­ter­na­tional com­mu­nity and Afghanistan should hon­our their com­mit­ments. Ter­ror­ism has brought im­mense prob­lems for us. We must con­sider our na­tional in­ter­ests rather fol­low­ing dic­tates of other pow­ers and in­ter­est groups. Our Armed forces’ have make in­valu­able sac­ri­fices to save coun­try. We must keep pur­suit of peace and im­preg­nable de­fence of the coun­try. Mr. Achakzai should re­frain from air­ing his ob­nox­ious views. —Via email

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