Awami National Party (ANP) Archive

Karachi’s Pushtun “problem” – By Imran Khan, Pakistan Today: With the World becoming increasingly connected, political correctness in ideas and behavior is becoming essential for minimizing frictions, and for that reason it also is becoming the hallmark of the educated. We Pakistanis often complain about the lack of
Karachi Reportage and stereotypical Douchebaggery – by Ali Arqam: Last night in a recently launched TV show by Express News with a Janus-faced title “Sirf Sach” hosted by a relatively new face Ali Mumtaz, the participants from Karachi were asked about violence in Karachi.   He chose the
My city Karachi is burning -by Abdul Samad: My cities are burning My people are dying Who else is it apart from us? We are killing, We are getting killed Our land has become a graveyard The day began with news of Karachi burning, of how 80
‘Stop agencies from tapping politicians’ phones’: The intelligence organisations in general, and the ISI in particular is not doing it’s job rightly and due to the high level of negligence and security lapses, we have been witnessing incidents like Osama debacle and PNS Mehran. The
Asfandyar Wali Khan must not embarrass his electorate – by Shaista Aazar: During his recent visit to India, the ANP Chief and Chairman Foreign Affairs Committee Asfandyar Wali Khan delivered the first Bacha Khan memorial lecture and talked on the relevance of non violence ideology of Bacha Khan. When Asfandyar praises
Badshah Khan: the frontier’s grand old man – by Dr Mohammad Taqi: A columnist friend recently asked me to do a write-up on what he described as the Pashtun political dynasties and, specifically, Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan’s family. At the time it did not appear to be a difficult proposition to
MQM decides to quit federal cabinet: Reuters: MQM decides to resign from the Federal ministries. Tonight its party night at houses of people like Kamran Khan, Shahid Masood et al; who were striving for this to happen for long. MQM’s resigning from ministries however is a pressure
Adeyzai lashkar ends cooperation with govt – by Farhat Taj: What is becoming of the Adeyzai lashkar is precisely the story of almost all anti-Taliban lashkars in FATA. The lashkars were encouraged by the authorities with promises of help. The promises never materialised Leaders of the anti-Taliban lashkar in
Extremist Deobandis (Taliban) kill ANP Senior Vice President Jilani Khan Achakzai: QUETTA: The activists of the ANP, the Pakhtunkhwa Milli Awami Party, Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Ideology and Jamaat-e-Islami on Saturday took out a protest rally in Chaman to condemn the death of ANP Senior Vice President Jilani Khan Achakzai. The incident triggered
‘Karachi card’ to backstab democracy – by Ali Arqam: Karachi, the economic hub of the country, depicts the complex social, political and economic problems afflicting Pakistan. The failure of the state to accommodate its ethnicities and diverse cultures in a national narrative, has logically resulted in rising political
Civil society’s appeal in support of Dr Ajmal Khan, the vice-chancellor of the Islamia College University – by Zalaan: وائس چانسلر اجمل خان کی رہائی کے لیہ طالبان کے نمائندوں سے اپیل اپیل ،اپیل ،اپیل وائس چانسلر اجمل خان کو کوئی دو ماہ پہلے کیمپس سے اس وقت نامعلوم افراد نے اغوا کر لیا تھا جب وہ گھر
The (misplaced) wrath of the LUBP hardliners – by Yasser Latif Hamdani: Related articles: Much more than a petition: A critical view on the PTH-LUBP differences – by Qudsia Siddiqui Do we need parental guidance on blogging? An open letter to Pak Tea House and Pakistani blogging community – by Ali
Karachi’s civil war: politics by other means – By Dr Mohammad Taqi: About 90 people — 12 in just one instance — were assassinated in Karachi earlier this week and approximately 1,300 have been killed in various acts of violence in the city this year. These are not random or targeted
Karachi: The Genesis of Violence – By Aamir Hussaini:
Arrest these men if you want peace in Karachi:
Government-judiciary conflict: Time-line commentary – by Moazzam Raza Tabassam: On the eve of the third anniversary of the Karsaz tragedy on Oct 18, President Zardari, and  PPP’s Govt again under attack , Yousuf Raza Gilani made an attempt to allay the apex court’s apprehensions and misgivings set off
Has ANP sold itself to the ISI? – by Farhat Taj: What is wrong with the ANP? — Farhat Taj The ANP fell on its knees during the signing of the Swat peace deal with the terrorists. ANP circles have anonymously claimed that suicide bombers were sent to the top
The Taliban is NOT an expression of Pushtun Nationalism – By Qudsia Siddiqi: One of the biggest lies that have been spun by our establishment, which is the arbiter of our national narrative, is that the Taliban are an expression of “Pushtun Nationalism”.  This lie has been repeated ad infinitum by reactionary
Pakhtunwali and the Taliban – by Imran Khan: Naveed Hussain’s article ‘Militancy or a tribal backlash?‘ (Aug 15-016) defines the Taliban insurgency as a tribal backlash that is spurred by the demands of Pakhtunwali. Believing this conclusion would lead to some paradoxical realities because an overwhelming majority
International Democracy Day – Points for Pakistanis to Ponder:  In 2007,  the United Nations General Assembly decided to observe September 15th annually as the “International Day of Democracy” and invited all member states and organizations to commemorate the day in an appropriate manner that contributes to raising public
Pakistan not a safe heaven for Anti Taliban – by Farhat taj: The doctrine of strategic depth means Pakistan is not a safe haven for Pakhtuns opposing Taliban or Talibanization either with arms or musical instruments. The ordeal of the late Kamal Mahsud, a well-known singer from Waziristan, and his family is
Coming Of Age – M Usama Kabbir & Humza Ikram: There was a time when the Frontier Province was the scene of fiery political rivalry between Z.A.Bhutto and Wali Khan whereas now the former ANP and PPP are coalition partners at the Center as well as the Province. There
Looking beyond the calamity – by Imtiaz Alam: Indeed the natural and no less man-made calamity of the floods is still continuing across Pakistan. The scale of devastation is so horrendously huge and still so incalculable that no government or agency of any capacity could cope with
Help the secular, or face the extremists – by Daud Khattak: Fear of targeted killing by the Taliban knocking at the door of Peshawar has forced the leadership of key secular parties to stay inside, thus providing an open field to the religious and pro-Taliban elements to win the hearts
TTP commander Qari Hussain threatens Karachi with suicide attacks: Source allvoices By Arif YousafzaiPESHAWAR August 7, 2010: The banned Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), has warned Muthahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) and Awami National Party (ANP) to stop hatching conspiracies against the innocent Pakhtoon living in Karachi, who are falling prey
LUBP Condemns cowardly attack on Sister of ANP chief Asfandyar Wali, Dr Gul-e-Lalai: Sister of ANP chief Asfandyar Wali, Dr Gul-e-Lalai survived attack on life. She received minor injuries on her right hand. Some unknown gunmen opened fire on her in Karachi Market.  Dr Gul-e-Lalai was coming out of her clinic in Peshawar.
Fatima Bhutto: please focus on fiction- by Nasima Zehra Awan: Pakistan may have lost a talented fiction writer when Fatima Bhutto went into journalism. Clearly, she is adept at spinning a tale, fudging facts and re-defining reality in a manner that is the exclusive domain of talented story tellers.
Floods Opening The Floodgates For Pakistan’s Extremists- By Daud Khattak: Devastating flooding in northwestern Pakistan has now taken more than 1,400 lives and a left about 1 million people homeless. Although the government has announced it is stepping up relief efforts, it has been widely criticized for its slow
MQM: Ethnicity and Politics of Violence- by Raza Habib Raja: At the onset I would like to acknowledge that I have very mixed feelings about MQM. At one hand, I like its relatively secular approach and its demonstrated commitment to denounce hardliners when everyone else was actually going for
Karachi: PPP, MQM and ANP, Sensibility Please!!- by Muqtida Mansoor:
The finest intelligence agency in the world – by Omar Ali: I was trying to figure out why our security establishment (rated number one in the world, according to the 200 emails I have received in the last few days from army officers and their cousins and admirers) is so
Sayyed Raza Haider – another victim of terrorist SSP and LeJ: Sayyed Raza Haider, MQM parliamentarian and member of Shia Community was killed with his gunmen in a mosque when he was doing Wuzu (ablution) to participate in a funeral of his friend’s mother. The attackers shouted “Allah O Akbar”
Violence engulfs Karachi; after Raza Haider’s assassination:   The killing of  Raza Haider was the most high-profile in a series of slayings of party activists over the last month.  He was a senior member of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement. Clashes that killed at least 40 people overnight
Fighting against Terrorism: ANP loses 485 diehard activists- by Javed Aziz Khan: PESHAWAR: The Awami National Party (ANP) lost about 485 diehard activists during the ongoing ‘war on terror’ for its tough stance against militants in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and tribal areas over the last many years. Most of the casualties were
Pride of Pakistan, Mian Iftikhar Hussain – by Abbas Ather: Which political party in Pakistan has taken most clear and most daring stance against extremist Deobandis of the Taliban and Sipah-e-Sahaba? ANP Which political party has offered most sacrifices in Pakistan’s war on terror? ANP Which political leader in
Karachi needs unity – by Ahsan Abbas Shah: جنگ ہم جیت رہے ہیں یا ہار رہے ہیں؟ سوات میں پاکستانی پرچم عین محترمہ بینظیر بھٹو شہید کی خواہش کے مطابق دوبارہ لہرا دیا گیا۔۔۔۔ ٨ سال میں فوجی آپریشن سے جو نتائج نہیں مل سکے وہ چند
Who is behind target killings in Karachi – by Kashif Aziz: Cross posted from Chowrangi Blog It is sad to watch the largest city of Pakistan, one that generates the largest chunk of revenue and provide jobs and shelter to Pakistanis from every nook and corner (and even across the
Mian Iftikhar’s son killed by gunmen – LUBP’s condolences: It is sad to read about Khyber Pakhtoonkhwa’s Information Minister, Mian Iftikhar’s son, Mian Rashid who has been gunned down near Nowshera. According to Express Tribune: The incident occurred in Pabbi area near Nowshehra district where Mian Rashid left
Baloch Nationalists Leaders mourned in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa: A condolence reference was held in Peshawar Press Club for the Baloch leaders Habib Jalib Baloch Secretary General BNP and Maula Bakhsh Dashti of Natinal Party who were mercilessly assassinated in Balochistan few days ago.  The reference was arranged
ANP and women legislators: Awami national party is the only political party in Pakistan, which doesn’t has a separate women wing unlike other mainstream political parties of Pakistan. The another important fact  worth mentioning is that only two female members who were part of  historic constitutional