Awami National Party (ANP) Archive

Maulana Ludhianvi hate speech against ANP: Maulana Ahmed Ludhianvi has labeled ANP as banned outfit. He further said that ANP should not be allowed to run Pakhtunkhuwa government. Its is regrettable that maulana has compared peaceful political party like ANP with banned sectarian and jihadi organization . source
Interview : Afrasiab Khattak on Pak India dialogue -by Jyoti Malhotra: Senator Afrasiab Khattak, President ANP Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and former Chairman HRCP and member of Constitutional reforms committe chaired by Raza Rabbani recently has in an interview to Jyoti Malhotra in discussed Pak India peace dialogue, Terrorism and constitutional amendments.
Beyond state of denial: How blind hatred of United States is undermining our own interests: Raza Habib Raja has contributed this piece to LUBP which was previously published at Chowk. Here is Mr Raja’s brief introduction in his own words: I am an economist by education and a banker by profession. I have enormous
Forecast of an imminent unrest – by Nadeem Khan: There is a real civil unrest on the horizon. We can verify the timings, immediately after the passing of 18th amendment. When the celebrations were about to take the second turn, instead we saw rallies and protests on power
5 killed in Abbottabad over Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa renaming issue: PML-Q leaders have been agitating day and night for the last one week over the issue of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa renaming. On 6 April 2010 Umar Ayub Khan, son of Gohar Ayub Khan and former MNA and formerly State Minister of
Taliban massacre at least 43 Pakhtuns in Dir: Enemies of Pakistan and Islam, known as Taliban, have once again struck the innocent people of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. This time their target was a thanksgiving rally of Awami National Party (ANP) in Timargara, lower Dir. At least 43 people
Pakhtoon will always remember President Asif Ali Zardari: If there is one person who can be in the main credited with the change of name of the NWFP to Khyber-Pakhtoonkhwa, it is President Asif Zardari. The movement for renaming the NWFP saw many ups and downs over
Thank you, democracy! NWFP to be renamed as ‘Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’: The Parliamentary Committee on Constitutional Reforms (PCCR) has agreed to rename North West Frontier Province (NWFP) with ‘Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’ on Wednesday. The PCCR met with its chairman Senator Raza Rabbani of Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) in chair to end
The case for Pakhtunkhwa – by Rahimullah Yusufzai: The debate on renaming the North-West Frontier Province (NWFP) is serious business because it concerns the identity of its people and their place in the federation of Pakistan. However, the direction it has taken is sometimes comical, and at
A parochial stance – by Murtaza Razvi: Originally Published at DAWN MIAN Nawaz Sharif’s abrupt about-turn on the constitutional amendments that MNAs of his own party hammered out after intense negotiations with their counterparts from other major political parties will be seen as doing little service
Pashtun nationalism — by Dr Manzur Ejaz: Most of the time, secular Pashtun nationalists have highlighted their economic deprivation. But if the Pashtuns’ share in the army, the bureaucracy and the economy in Pakistan is higher than the proportion of their population, such an argument becomes
PML-N and ANP disagree over renaming the NWFP – by Amir Wasim: New name for NWFP threatens to hit constitutional reforms The blame game between the two parties started a day after the 26-member all-party parliamentary committee on constitutional reforms completed the first reading of the draft of the proposed 18th
Remembering Ajmal Khattak – by Harris Khalique: Sunday party In the darkness and apathy that surround us, the passing of another great man, scholar, poet and politician, Ajmal Khattak, was yet another blow to his comrades and disciples who believe in creating a modern, progressive and
Peace Carvan: A journey for peace – by Shujuaddin Qureshi: It was an unusual gathering at Karachi’s Cantt railway station, where over 100 people from civil society organisations, intellectuals, political and trade union workers, and journalists had gathered for a peaceful cause. Sixty of those gathered, including more than
Hijacking Democracy – by Anas Muhammad: Today we live in an increasingly dangerous world, which is filled with people who have their ulterior motives and willingness to harm others to benefit themselves. Our world is filled with criminals, gangsters, murderers, and terrorists. The people who
Political Autonomy for Pashtuns – by Pir Rokhan: Political autonomy is the first pre-requisite for the progress and development of a nation. If we trace back the reasons for the underdevelopment of a nation all of them converge to one root cause and that is – the
Pukhtunkhwa: The Land of Pashtuns – by Mukhtar Ali Abazai: Recent remarks by the PML-N Chief Nawaz Sharif and PML-Q about renaming of the province have once again generated controversy. Abaseen, Khyber and Hazara Pukhtunkhwa? What does it mean? A joke with millions of Pukhtoons? Leaders and workers from
The Rightist Judicio-Politico Mafia – by Anas Muhammad:   Saturday February 13 – The Chief Justice of Pakistan defied Presidential orders through a suo moto action against the Presidential notification for appointment of certain judges. Chief Justice, in a rare nightly emergency session, formed a three members
Reconciliation Is No Silver Bullet – by Anas Muhammad: Two years ago – February 2008 – Pakistan began its transformation to democracy with a general election that brought Benazir Bhutto’s PPP (Pakistan People’s Party) into power. The party decided to continue its policy, introduced by its slain leader
Farewell, Ajmal Khattak: September 15, 1925 – February 7, 2010 With the death of Ajmal Khattak, a renowned leftist-nationalist politician, poet and writer, another chapter in history has closed. Khattak was greatly influenced by Bacha Khan, the great Pakhtun nationalist leader and
Badshah Khan: The unsung champion of federalism and democracy – by Nadir Ali Dirojay Pukhtunyar: The Pashtun homeland in the south and east of Afghanistan and the north-west of Pakistan has become synonymous with terrorism and violence. Certain quarters suggest that the Pashtun region and society is intrinsically violence driven. The Pashtuns have a
Abdul Ghaffar Khan, Islam and non-violence — by Ishtiaq Ahmed: Abdul Ghaffar Khan was a man of peace. He approached Islam in the hope of finding a complementary message to Gandhi’s interpretation of Hinduism as Ram Raj and ahimsa (non-violence) and he found it
Pakistan, Islam, General Kayani and One-Unit-Faith – by Nadeem F. Paracha: Smokers’ Corner: One-unit-faith By Nadeem F. Paracha Recently, while giving a speech to the Peshawar police, General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani said that no one could separate Islam from Pakistan. One wonders what prompted the army chief to digress, and
ANP member of parliament killed in Swat in a suicide attack by Taliban: PESHAWAR: A suicide bomber killed a provincial lawmaker and his brother Tuesday in Pakistan’s northwest Swat valley, where the military claims to have quashed a Taliban uprising. A man with explosives strapped to his body walked apparently
War Stories: Taliban punish the family who helped escape an abducted Chinese engineer: Zhang Guo is back in China while Jamaluddin and Liaqat were killed by TalibanJamaluddin Khan – an unsung hero of Pakistan-China friendship It was on October 17, 2008 that the two young Chinese engineers made their move to escape
Two slaps: Operation against the Taliban: Here is the first slap on the PPP and ANP’s face by Talat Hussain
President Zardari finally signs so-called Nizam-i-Adl Regulation & Swat officialy given to Talibans !: Daily Times’ Editorial: Getting parliament to endorse Swat laws President Asif Ali Zardari has sent the Nizam-e Adl Regulation to parliament for a vote of endorsement before he signs it into law for Swat and its traditionally linked jurisdictions.
How possibly could a party such as the secular ANP get into such a low deal with those of the Taliban’s ilk?: Barbarians at the gate By Kamran Shafi SORRY for the trite title, but its blood-chillingly true, isn’t it? As my readers well know, I am quite quickly moved to tears: films like Il Postino and East is East and
Ayesha Siddiqa: Many readings of Sharia: Many readings of Sharia By Ayesha SiddiqaFriday, 03 Apr, 2009 THE students of Jamia Hafsa want nizam-i-adl implemented in the entire country as a way out of the current crisis. They also want Taqi Usmani, their mufti, as chief
Shaheen Sardar Ali: Clutching at straws: ANP in the copmany of Sufi Muhammad in Swat: Clutching at straws By Shaheen Sardar AliMonday, 09 Mar, 2009, Dawn THEY say the guns have fallen silent, there is a lull in the frenzied strafing. We hear no more schools will be torched, bombed and looted; the dreaded
Seema Mustafa: What the people of Pakistan think about the Taliban: What the people of Pakistan think about the Taliban Monday, March 02, 2009 Seema Mustafa The tide is turning for the people of Pakistan. And the fear and apprehension is palpable as soon as one crosses the Wagah border
Swat Peace Deal with Taliban: Questions which ANP must answers: Swat Peace Deal with Taliban: Questions which ANP must answers By: Ahfaz-ur-Rehman, Daily Express, 1 March 2009
Why do Taliban (and their supporters) attack secualr Pashtuns?: US responsible for the situation in Pakistan Irfan Khan Momand UK Source: “FRONTIER POST” FEB.12, 2008 The recent suicide attack on Awami national Party rally in Charsadda was certainly a very shameful act. We condemned this suicide attack
Allama Iqbal, Bacha Khan and terrorists – by Suroosh Irfani: It might well be that the heartless war our homegrown jihadis and Afghan Taliban are waging against Pakistan exemplifies Islam’s dangerous inversion that Iqbal had warned against some three generations ago. Such inversion has virtually displaced Bacha Khan and
Militants in Swat: Can we negotiate with them from a position of weakness?: No, a thousand times no! Tuesday, 24 Feb, 2009 Taliban militants holds several men prisoner in Swat in this file photo. – Reuters YOU never negotiate from a position of weakness: not in business; not in banking; not while
A resident of Swat writes: What the people of Swat really wanted: What the people of Swat really wanted Tuesday, February 24, 2009 Lakhkar Khan The writer is a resident of Swat who had to flee his home and is currently living in Lahore. The Feb 16 agreement hasresulted in the
Two divergent perspectives on the Swat deal with Taliban – by Kamal Siddiqi and Ansar Abbasi: Two perspectives on the Swat agreement with Taliban. The first one is by a pro-Taliban right-wing journalist Ansar Abbasi. The second op-ed by Kamal Siddiqi offers a critical, dialectical analysis of the situation on ground.
Peace deal in Swat – An Analysis: تعميرپاکستان   Here are my two cents in regards to the current situation in Swat:
Hamid Mir: Taliban are killing ‘non-conforming’ jorunalists by declaring them as spies…: Musa’s slaying scares reporters away from Swat Saturday, February 21, 2009 (The News) By Hamid Mir MINGORA: “The pen is mightier than the sword” is a phrase we learnt at school. Unfortunately, the dangerous situation in Swat has changed
ANP deal with TNSM in Swat: A critical perspective: Can ANP afford to offer more sacrifices against a ruthless enemey (ISI-Taliban allaince)?