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Pakistani Lawmakers Visit RFE/RL Headquarters


Haider Ali Khan, secretary of foreign affairs of the Awami National Party

Haider Ali Khan, secretary of foreign affairs of the Awami National Party

Officials from Pakistan’s Awami National Party (ANP) visited RFE/RL headquarters in Prague today for a briefing with RFE/RL journalists on the security and political situation in the tribal regions of Pakistan. The delegation also met with RFE/RL's Radio Free Afghanistan.

ANP Foreign Minister, Haider Ali Khan, offered his unique perspective as a representative in the region's provincial assembly for Swat, a once-peaceful tourist haven that in the past year has become a center of Taliban insurgency. [Read the interview with Haider Khan]

In addition to Mr. Khan, the three-member delegation included ANP Additonal Secretary General, Hashem Baber, and Muhammad Raza, Managing Director of the Baacha Khan Foundation, a charity working to promote high-level secular education programs in the Northwest Frontier Provinces of Pakistan.
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