Aftab Sherpao speaks


QUETTA: Chief of Qaumi Watan Party and former Interior Minister Aftab Ahmed Sherpao has said that during talks with Taliban and names of Arbab Abdul Zahir Kasi, Hyder Gilani, son of Salman Taseer and abducted VC Peshawar University should be included for exchange of prisoners. He said with due respect of courts he appears in the court at every hearing.

Speaking to Journalists after appearing in Anti Terrorism Court here Monday Sherpao said he was democratic man and believing in democracy and courts he appears at every hearing.

He said government was engaged in talks with Taliban. Whether successful or otherwise nothing can be said but government should hold talks for release of x Arbab Abdul Zahir Kasi, Hyder Gilani, son of Salman Taseer and abducted VC Peshawar University with Taliban and their names should be included in the last. He aid who were released so far no one knows about it. Facts should come before the people. He said he respect courts and so appears at every hearing.

He said polio is appearing to be fatal disease in Pakistan. If it is not taken seriously ban can be imposed on Pakistanis travelling abroad. Peshawar would be declared sensitive in this regard. He said in Northern Waziristan polio cases were surfacing. Polio volunteers should be allowed to go there and they should be provided security. He aid Nigeria, Afghanistan and Pakistan are countries in the world where polio existed.

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