ANP decides to part ways with PDM

By: News Desk
Published: 03:55 PM, 6 Apr, 2021
ANP decides to part ways with PDM
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Awami National Party (ANP) Tuesday announced to leave the opposition parties alliance Pakistan Democratic Movement, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.

Addressing a press conference in Peshawar, ANP’s acting president and Senior Vice President Amir Haider Khan Hoti announced the decision of leaving the PDM officially.

Saying that ANP cannot facilitate the personal agendas of anyone, Hoti also announced to leave all the offices of the PDM.

Earlier, ANP had supported the Pakistan People’s Party’s candidate for opposition leader in Senate Yousaf Raza Gillani that left Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz and Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam-Fazal in rage.

PDM general secretary and PML-N’s leader Shahid Khaqan Abbasi Monday said he had sent show cause notices to PPP and ANP over the issue and has sought reply in seven days.

Abbasi said notices had been sent via WhatsApp while the original copy will be given during the Senate session. “The PMD has given seven days to PPP and ANP to submit their replies. The replies will be presented in the PDM summit that will decide on the next course of action,” he further added.

Abbasi said it has been written on the notice that PDM will not make this notice public but if both parties want to make these notices public they could do that.

Hoti said only ANP president Asfandyar Wali was entitled to serve show cause notice on the ANP or its members and no one other could do so.

He said the PDM ended as soon as it served show cause notices on the parties. “The show cause notice is issued within the parties and neither PDM is a party nor they are part of it,” declared Hoti.

He said the PDM was formed on September 20, 2020 under a declaration and the people took part in the movement with zeal.

He said the long march was the next step of the movement and the differences started to emerge after postponing the long march.

Hoti said there were two PDM candidates competing for the Opposition Leader’s slot in the Senate and they voted for the PPP.

He rued that they were not given a chance to defend themselves. He said in Larkana Pakistan Tehrek-i-Insaf and JUI have joined forces against the PPP.

He said Nawaz Sharif did not even make a single call to inquire after Asfandyar Wali.

A high-level meeting of the ANP was held in Islamabad on Tuesday which was presided over by the party’s acting president and Senior Vice President Amir Haider Khan Hoti. The meeting was attended by Ghulam Bilour, Mian Iftikhar Hussain, Zahid Khan and others.