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    Awami National Party (ANP)

    Asfandyar Wali Khan
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    The Awami National Party (ANP, Awami meaning People) is a nationalist political party (leftist) in Pakistan. The Party is mostly famous among the Pashtuns of Pakistan in NWFP, Balochistan, Federally Administered Tribal Areas, Western Punjab, Northern Areas. The Party's current president is Senator Asfandyar Wali Khan. At the last legislative elections, 20 October 2002, the party won 1.0 % of the popular vote but no seats in the lower house of Parliament.

    History and Background

    In 1986, the National Democratic Party merged with several other groups to form the Awami National Party. Abdul Wali Khan was elected it's president and Sindhi nationalist Rasul Bakh Palijo was elected party secretary general.

    ANP is one of many leftist parties of Pakistan. The strongholds of ANP are in the Pashtun areas of Pakistan, particularly North West frontier Province. The party is one of the few political parties in Pakistan to conduct internal elections.

    Current Status

    Awami National Party will strive for the establishment of a prosperous, peaceful and liberal society, which shall be based on the following fundamental principles:

    1. Democracy

    2. Guarantees for protection of rights and identities of all nationalities of the country and an unrestricted freedom for the development of their cultures and languages

    3. Freedom from external domination

    4. Freedom from sectarianism

    5. Social justice

    Party Contact
    Party Address :
    Bacha Khan Markaz,
    Pajagi Road, Peshawar
    PukhtoonKhwa (NWFP), Pakistan.

    Tel No :
    092 - 91 - 524 6851-2

    Fax :
    092 - 91 - 524 6853

    Email :

    Website :

    Awami National Party (ANP) in News
    1 - Bashir Bilour among eight killed in ANP rally blast
    PESHAWAR: ANP leader and senrior minister Khyber Pakhtoonkhwa Bashir Ahmad Bilour could not surive the injuries after a suicide bomber blew hiself up in an ANP rally in Peshawar....Read More
    2 - ANP denies deal with PPP over Senate deputy chairman
    ISLAMABAD: Awami National Party (ANP) Monday vehemently denied having struck a deal with PPP on withdrawal of its claim on the slot of Senate deputy chairman for ministerial slots....Read More
    3 - Hazara leader says ANP govt dividing people
    MANSEHRA: The former provincial minister and a leader of Tehrik Sooba Hazara, Shahzada Gustasap Khan has said the Awami National Party-led government is hatching conspiracies against creation of the H...Read More
    4 - ANP decides to review coalition with PPP
    PESHAWAR: The consultative committee of the Awami National Party (ANP) on Sunday recommended to the central leadership of the party to review its coalition with the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) in th...Read More
    5 - NWFP refuses to get trapped in by-polls fiasco again
    ISLAMABAD: The NWFP government refused to oblige the interior ministry, which again approached it to get a fresh letter from the provincial government to justify the reversal of the postponement of th...Read More
    6 - Hoti elected NWFP CM unopposed
    PESHAWAR: Amir Haider Hoti was elected as NWFP Chief Minister unopposed on Monday, as no one had filed nomination papers for the top slot against him....Read More

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