Pakhtunkhwa Milli Awami Party

Pakhtunkhwa Milli Awami Party

Pakhtunkhwa Milli Awami Party

Formed in: 1989

The party is an offshoot of the now defunct National Awami Party (NAP) which was led by Abdul Samad Khan Achakzai, the father of its current leader, Mehmood Khan Achakzai.

Top leaders

Key issues

Elections 2018

PkMAP has fielded candidates from 19 NA seats — out of these, eight seats are from Balochistan, three from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, two from Sindh, one from Punjab, three from Fata and two from Islamabad.

Elections 2013

The party won three general seats in the National Assembly and 10 in the Balochistan Assembly. Mohammad Khan Achakzai, who is the older brother of PkMAP chief Mehmood Khan Achakzai, is currently serving as the governor of Balochistan.

PkMAP was also a coalition partner in Balochistan until Sanaullah Zehri stepped down in the wake of a political crisis in Balochistan when 14 MPAs passed a no-confidence motion against his government.

Past elections

In 2008, the party boycotted the general elections to deny former president General (retd) Pervez Musharraf legitimacy. In 2002, PkMAP secured one NA seat and three provincial assembly seats. The party won two provincial seats in the 1997 polls. It won three NA seats and four provincial seats in 1993. Prior to this, in the 1990 elections, PkMAP won three provincial assembly seats, whereas, Mehmood Achakzai was elected MNA from Pishin.

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Criticism and controversy