Awami National Party (ANP)

17 Jan 2012

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Party Head: Asfandyar Wali

General Secretary: Ahsan Wyne

Founded: ANP was founded in 1986

Political Stance: Awami National Party (ANP) manifests the teachings and ideologies of Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan, also known by his followers and admirers as Baacha Khan.  He devoted his life for the struggle of freedom and worked hard to achieve the same. His faction, popularly known as the “Khudai Khidmatgars”, offered great sacrifices and fought against colonialism, imperialism, and oppressions in all its forms.

Baacha Khan considered himself a social worker and believed that his political career was an extension to the sense of social development and the positive changes it tends to bring about. His ultimate aim remained to liberate the people of Southeast Asia specifically Pashtuns, from poverty and illiteracy so that they could excel as a race.

Keeping the same perspective and ideology in view, ANP like its predecessors, the NAP (National Awami Party) and the NDP (National Democratic Party), considers politics as an outlet to reach out to the masses and serve them. Eradication of poverty, protection of human rights, wiping out terrorism and education remain the core issues that top the party’s mandate.

Moreover, the party also aims to unite the people of Pakistan, irrespective of their faith and race, by empowering individual units and races established in Pakistan and giving them their share of autonomy and rights.

Key Persons: Baacha Khan, Afrasiab Khattak (Provincial President), Amir Haider Khan Hoti (Chief Minister)