SWABI - Awami National Party, Women Wing, leaders said Saturday that they supported the call of meaningful dialogues with the Taliban, aiming at resorting peace in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Federally Administered Tribal Areas.

They were speaking in a function held at the residence of MPA Dr Yasmeen Jasaim to observe 25th death anniversary of Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan and seventh of Abdul Wali Khan here on Saturday.

Perhaps it is the first time that the ANP women wing came openly in support of government-Taliban dialogue, a policy adopted by the ruling party soon after the assassination of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa senior minister, Bashir Bilour in a suicide attack in Peshawar on December 21 last year.

It was also the first time that the women wing here observed the death anniversaries of their leaders in a separate function.

The party women wing provincial president, Shagufta Malik said that that the peace was cry of their leaders and no body can ignore Bacha Khan tremendous independence struggle, working for peace at a time when the Sub-Continent was subjugated and experience the worst torture at the hands of British colonials.

She said that they were proud over the Red Shirt Leader struggle who never hesitated to fight against all the odds during the British occupation, applying his well-known philosophy of non-violence.

Bacha Khan’s role in empowerment and awakening of Pukhtuns was also remarkable, she said, adding that it was difficult times.

Indeed Pakhtuns have been passing through another critical period but their party has been working for coming out successfully from the war on terror, handling the entire disturbed scenario with a great skill while working out a peaceful plan acceptable to all stallholders.