Pakistan’s Opposition Leader Pledges Support for Tribal Districts Issues in National Assembly

Mon May 27 2024
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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s Opposition Leader in National Assembly Omar Ayub Khan on Monday assured the tribesmen from the merged districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa that he would take up their issues on the floor of the assembly.
Leaders from South Waziristan district, including members of the Mehsud tribe, met with Omar Ayub, who is also the general secretary of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), and Mahmood Achakzai, head of the Pakistan Constitution Protection Movement.
During the meeting, the tribesmen discussed the issues including the closure of the Angoor Ada border between South Waziristan in Pakistan’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Afghanistan’s Paktika Province, highlighting the hardships faced by locals.
Omar Ayub assured the leaders of his commitment to raising the issue in the National Assembly and the Ministry of Interior, emphasizing the importance of addressing tribal concerns.
Opposition leaders accepted an invitation to a three-day tribal jirga in Islamabad. Stressing the need to maintain the people’s confidence in the state, Omar Ayub vowed to advocate for tribal districts’ issues on all platforms.
Asad Qaiser and Mahmood Khan Achakzai also reiterated their dedication to addressing tribal rights, acknowledging their sacrifices for the nation.
Two resolutions proposed by the tribal leaders’ jirga were unanimously approved, indicating a collective effort to tackle pressing tribal districts’ issues.

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