PESHAWAR - Chairman Qaumi Watan Party (QWP) Aftab Ahmad Khan Sherpao has said that terrorism has affected Pakhtun population living on both sides of the border, and it is the time to cut its roots in order to save the future generation, as it is spreading like a cancer in the region.

QWP chief expressed his views while addressing a session at Matta Bar Room in Swat on Saturday.

He further said that if Afghanistan and Pakistan did not give proper attention to this menace then both the states would have to face its dire consequences in the long term.

He emphasized on both the neighbouring states to remove misunderstanding and misperception and strengthen liaison against terror elements.

While condemning recent terrorists’ attack on Bacha Khan University, Aftab Sherpao said that political leadership had extended support to National Action Plan (NAP), adding the government should have to concentrate keen focus on its implementation in order to thwart untoward situation in the future.

Talking about human and property losses due to war on terror, Aftab Sherpao said that he was distressed for the affected peoples, adding that on many occasion he had asked federal government to establish trust for them in order to meet their basic needs of life.

He maintained that prompt steps should be taken to rehabilitate Temporally Displaced Persons and asked federal government to announce mega projects so as to end grievances of the tribal people.

Highlighting significance of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), he said that due to this project Chinese government aimed at bringing its undeveloped areas on the track of prosperity. He added that it was also a golden chance to construct its western route on priority basis because it would be considered as a ray of hope for the militancy-hit areas of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and FATA.