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ANP Cancels Long March After Interior Minister Apologises For Insensitive Remarks

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Awami National Party (ANP) withdrew its decision to hold a long march to Islamabad against the remarks of Interior Minister Ijaz Shah after the latter apologised for the same on Tuesday.

Federal Minister for Defence Parvez Khattak along with Ijaz Shah and provincial ministers went to Bacha Khan Markaz to apologise for the controversial remarks made by Ijaz Shah wherein he indirectly justified the terror attacks on ANP leaders which had led to loss of lives.

ANP’s leadership including Mian Iftikhar and Aimel Wali Khan were present on the occasion.
“We apologise for the remarks which might have hurt feelings of the ANP leaders and workers,” said Defence Minister Khattak while talking to the media after meeting the ANP leadership. He said the ANP leaders accepted “our apology and withdrew their call to march to Islamabad”.

“We respect the goodwill gesture of the ANP,” he added.

Interior Minister also thanked the ANP leadership for accepting the apology.

Earlier, Prime Minister Imran Khan had directed the PTI minister to apologise for the comments of Ijaz Shah what had generated an uproar.

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