Awami National Party part ways with PDM

Awami National Party part ways with PDM

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Islamabad: The demonstrations angered the National People’s Party (ANP), which announced its separation from the Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) on Tuesday, an opposition coalition of 11 parties.

This decision was made at the ANP Central Assembly and Working Committee meeting held today, with the Central Senior Vice President Ameer Haider Khan Hoti as chairman.

It is necessary to mention here that ANP expressed dissatisfaction, because PDM violated the rules specified by the opposition alliance and was demonstrated by PDM.

Later, Ameer Haider Khan Hoti, senior vice president of ANP, said at a press conference held after the meeting that matters related to the notice of the cause of the performance have been reviewed at the meeting.

In announcing his resignation as Vice Chairman of PDM, Hoti said that ANP will resign all positions in the Opposition League.

He went on to say that even today, the ANP still supports the principles of the charter and will continue to conduct a political journey in accordance with the same principles, adding that the success of the movement has also put pressure on voters.

The ANP leaders further stated that the Long March was postponed due to differences in resignation, adding that ANP believed that if there was no unanimous resignation, the Long March was invalid, and the PDM meeting unanimously decided to postpone the Long March.

“We know why the ANP was served show cause notice,” he said and added the ANP was being pushed to the wall. “Only party chief Asfandyar Wali has the right to seek answer from the party leadership, while the PPP had reservations over the issue of leader of opposition in Senate.”

Hoti said: “The PTI and the JUI-F have joined hands to give the PPP a tough time in Larkana. Of course, this should also have been explained, but neither should a show-cause notice have been served to PML-N or Maulana Fazlur Rehman.”

On Monday, Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) and Awami National Party (ANP) had been issued with show cause notices for violating rules designated by opposition‘s alliance Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM).

The notices had been dispatched by Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader and PDM secretary general Shahid Khaqan Abbasi today after the approval from PDM head and chief of Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F), Maulana Fazlur Rehman.

Both the parties had been directed to present their explanation in seven days.

Previously, the PPP had been asked to justify its step of appointing its candidate, former PM Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani, as Leader of Opposition in Senate, against the decision of PDM while ANP had also been directed to clarify why it had supported PPP in this move.

Meanwhile, the leaders of eight PDM parties held an important consultative meeting in Islamabad in which it was agreed that show cause notices would be sent to the PPP and ANP.

Sources told that after giving the PPP and ANP a fair chance to express their views, they will be expelled from the PDM.

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