Pak pol party endorses Afghan charges of ISI patronising terror

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New Delhi, Jun 1 (UNI) The Awami National Party of Pakistan(ANP), which has emerged as an important political player in the country after this year's elections, today virtually endorsed the claim of Afghanistan Senate Chairman Prof Sibghatullah Mojaddedithat Pakistani Intelligence agency ISI was engineering terrorist activities in his country.

''I won't oppose him,'' said secretray general of ANP Mohammad Hasham Babar when asked for his comment on Prof Mojaddedi's charges on ISI.

Mr Hasham said he would rather like to ask President Musharraf why he had given protection to followers of Al Qaeda in south Waziristan when he was claiming to be fighting against terrorism.

Both Mr Hasham and Prof Mojaddedi were here to take part in a two-day International Conference on Terrorism.

Prof Mojaddedi speaking earlier had said that ISI was training people for creating disturbances in Afghanistan and was responsible for all the bloodshed.

He had also said that Osama bin Laden and Mulla Omar were playing in ISI hands.

Reacting to the comments, Mr Hasham said the ISI should be brought under check, and sence it was a government department and it should act like that.

He demanded that the peace accord with Afghanistan and Pakistan reached last year should be implemented in letter and spirit.

In 2008 elections, the ANP defeated Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal, a party formed by coalition of Islamic movements in 2002. Also, for the first time, it won provincial seats in Balochistan and in Sindh.

The party formed a coalition government with the Pakistan People's Party in these provinces. In the North-West Frontier Province it has it's first Chief Minister since 1948.

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