KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani on Friday announced his support to the peaceful anti-terrorism and anti-extremism movement in Pakistan.
On his social media account, the president wrote: “The civic movement aimed to build united front against extremism is historic and based on the principles of Khan Abdul Ghafar Khan’s philosophy of non-violence.”
I fully support the historical #PashtunLongMarch in Pakistan. The main purpose of which is to mobilize citizens against fundamentalism and terrorism in the region.
— Ashraf Ghani (@ashrafghani) February 9, 2018
The president said he was expecting the international community and Pakistan to support the movement.
He asked the media to reflect the real picture of ongoing protest and victims of terrorism in Pakistan to the global community and specially the Muslim countries.
He added the ongoing uprising the Pakistan was innovative and historic and should be morally supported.
The unprecedented protest sit-in by the Pakistani Pashtuns entered a 10th day on Friday in Islamabad, despite assurances from the country’s prime minister to meet their demands.
A meeting between representatives of the Pashtun Qaumi Jirga and Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi failed to convince the protesters to end their sit-in in the federal capital, the Pakistani media reported.
The premier had assured tribal elders of employing all resources to arrest suspended SSP Rao Anwar involved in the killing of Naqeebullah Mehsud in a staged police encounter in Karachi on January 13.