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Asfandyar Wali dissolves ANP units over election defeat

Chief of Awami National Party (ANP), Asfandyar Wali Khan, on Saturday announced dissolution of all party units over election defeat.  Speaking at a news conference in Charsadda, Khan admitted that his party faced defeat in the May 11 general elections over poor performance of the ANP government. He said that new elections will be held […]

CM Khattak’s ID absence: ANP seeks clarification

The new Chief Minister of Khyber Pakthunkhwa province Friday urged Prime Minister-in-waiting Nawaz Sharif to form a decisive policy to stop US drone strikes in the country’s tribal regions. “We call upon the federal government and Nawaz Sharif to chalk out a clear policy against US drones and terrorism and for peace,” Pervez Khan Khattak said after he was elected the Chief Minister. He said if his Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf (PTI) was elected at the center then the US would not dare carry out drone attacks. The PTI emerged the largest party in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly and will for the first time the party has formed government in the province. During the campaign for the May 11 polls, the PTI chief Imran Khan had announced to shoot down US drones if it was voted to power at the centre. Meanwhile the PTI spokesperson, Dr Shirin Mazari lashed out at the US for carrying out the recent drown strike when Pakistan is in the process of new government formation. She told the media that PTI will move a resolution in the National Assembly against the drone attacks. She said that the resolution will strongly urge the US to stop the attacks and the government will also be advised to take action if the Americans refuse to halt the operation. Mazari said that her party’s government in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has the right to search the NATO supplies in case of suspicion of presence of arms in the trucks. She said the US has acted as enemy to carry drone strike on Wednesday just few days before the formation of a new government. On the other hand a senior leader of Pakistan Muslim League (PML-N) party Shahbaz Sharif said that the Prime Minister-elect Nawaz Sharif will take up the drone issue with the United States. He told reporters in Lahore that majority in Pakistan are opposed to the drone strikes and that the campaign should be stopped immediately. The US spy aircraft fired missiles in North Waziristan on Wednesday and killed at least six people including the senior Taliban leader Wali-ur-Rehman. The Taliban withdrew their peace talks offer to the new government as a protest over the drone strike. They claimed that the drone strikes are being carried out on the behest of the government.

The Awami National Party Thursday submitted an adjournment motion in the Senate against the absence of Chief Minister, Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, Pervez Khattak from the Independence Day’s Flag Hoisting ceremony in Peshawar. Traditionally Chief Ministers raise National Flag to mark beginning of celebrations in their respective provinces. However, Khattak set example by his absence from the function. […]

PM promises smooth transition after May 11 elections

Caretaker Prime Minister, Mir Hazar Khan Khoso Friday announced that he would transfer the reign of the government to the elected representative on completion of May 11 parliamentary elections.   “We will not accept extension in the tenure of the caretaker government at any cost and under no circumstances,” the Pakistani Prime Minister told the nation […]

ANP candidate, his 6-year son shot dead in Karachi


Unidentified gunmen Friday shot dead a National Assembly candidate of the Awami National Party and his six-year old son in Karachi, police and ANP leaders said.   Sadiq Zaman Khattak, came under attack as he came out of mosque after Friday prayers, at Bilal Colony in Korangi area.   The gunmen, riding a motorcycle, fled […]

Imran Khan’s lucid US war stance — a ray of hope

Cricketer-turned politician, Imran Khan has come up with a clear stand to end Pakistan’s role in the so-called US-led war on terror and to pull out the armed forces of the restive Waziristan tribal region.   Khan spoke to two big rallies in Karak and Dera Ismail Khan on Sunday and also said he will […]

Asfandyar claims US pressure on Swat peace deal was rejected

President Awami National Party (ANP) Asfandyar Wali Khan has claimed that his party had rejected U.S. pressure about the peace deal with the Swat Taliban.   “The ANP was under tremendous pressure from the United States not to enter into peace agreement with militants in Swat but it ignored the pressure in view of ground […]

Bomb attack on Bannu election gathering kills 2

A blast near a political gathering Sunday killed at least two people and injured six others, including a political leader, police said.   The remote-controlled blast occurred when people gathered for an election public meeting of the ‘Awami National Party’ (ANP) in Bannu district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province.   Police said that the bomb targeted […]

Two blasts kill 2, injure 27 in Khyber Pakhtoonkhwa

A bomb blast killed a police man and a child in a crowded marketplace in Bannu on Tuesday, police said.   Nearly 18 more people were injured when the bomb targeted a police mobile near Cantt police station.   An official at the district hospital, Dr Farooq Khattak, said two of the injured died of […]

PM Ahsraf tells last Cabinet meeting elections on time

Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf on Thursday told the last meeting of the federal cabinet that fair and transparent elections will be held on time.   In his opening remarks at the federal cabinet ‚ he said judiciary‚ media and election commission are independent and free‚ therefore there is no chance for any rigging in […]

Balochistan MPA kidnapped

Unidentified armed men have kidnapped Balochistan assembly member, his family and the police said.   Malik Sultan Tarin, who belongs to the Pashtoon nationalist “Awami National Party” (ANP) lost control with family members in Kuchlak, some 30 km from Quetta, the provincial capital.   Tarin had left Quetta for Harnai area on Tuesday night on […]

Tribal jirga opens to discuss Taliban dialogue offer

Tribal elders and political leaders Thursday opened discussions in Islamabad to chalk out policy for holding negotiations with the Taliban.   Taliban had offered peace talks to the government this month. However, there has been no progress so far as the government is asking the Taliban to stop attacks before the talks are to be started […]

APC calls for negotiations with Taliban

Senior political and religious leaders on Thursday called for talks with the Taliban militants to end bloodshed in the country.   A day-long conference, attended by leaders of 24 mainstream parties, greed that attaining peace through dialogue should be the first priority’.   The All Parties Peace Conference was called to formulate a joint stand […]


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