ANP no more part of PDM
The Awami National Party (ANP) has parted its ways with the Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) on Tuesday. The ANP central leader, Amir Haider Khan Hoti announced leaving the anti government movement at a news conference.
He said after the PDM’s planned long march had to be deferred due to differences among the parties on the issue of resigning from the assemblies, there was a need to end the “disagreements and bitterness” in the alliance.
Later, Hoti recalled, the PPP had expressed reservations over the PML-N candidate for the Senate opposition leader office, Azam Nazeer Tarar.
“Those reservations should have been addressed in a meeting of the PDM leadership. However, it was not done and the PPP’s concerns remained,” he said, adding that in such a scenario, the ANP openly decided to vote for the PPP candidate (Gilani).
Hoti said instead of allowing the parties to explain their position in the PDM, a show-cause notice was sent to the ANP. He argued the show-cause notices were issue within a party and that “only Asfandyar Wali Khan has the authority to issue a show-cause notice to anyone in the ANP.”