PESHAWAR: The Pakhtunkhwa Jamhoori Tarun (PJT) here Friday rejected the new compound name for the NWFP and sought explanation from the Awami National Party (ANP) for suddenly accepting Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa against its previous stance.
“If we had to agree to a hyphenated name for the province, we could have achieved it 20 years ago,” said Sikandar Sherpao, convener of the PJT. The PJT is a conglomeration of political parties and civil society organisations formed to remove wrong perceptions about the Pakhtuns and to address the root-causes of extremism and the problems faced by the Pakhtuns.
Speaking at a press conference, Sikandar Sherpao along with other leaders of the movement said that they were unable to understand as to what forced the ANP to change its stance on Pakhtunkhwa. “The leaders of the ANP were resolving to stick to their stand about Pakhtunkhwa during the deadlock. But we wonder as to why they agreed and what compelled them to accept the …