PESHAWAR - Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Minister for Information and Culture, Mian Iftikhar Hussaian has said that the US intervention in Pakistan’s internal affairs with particular reference to Dr Shakeel’s issue is unacceptable.

He said no pressure would be tolerated in this regard. Talking to media persons, Mian Iftikhar Hussain said the United States had no right to talk about the internal affairs of any country, as the matter of Dr Shakeel was Pakistan’s internal affair. “No foreign dictation would be tolerated in this regard,” he asserted.

He added that Awami National Party already criticised the modus operandi of the OBL operation in Abbotabad, as this was a clear violation of Pakistan’s territorial integrity.

Referring to tribal areas’ merger in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Mian Iftikhar Hussain said that the people of Fata would be given freewill whether they wanted to join Khyber Pakhtunkhwa or demanded a separate province. He added that their opinion would be respected at all costs.