Awami National Party has launched a consolidation drive within the province to recruit all former party workers back into its fold for success in the next general elections. This was shared by insiders on Monday.
The drive was launched in Swabi by Deputy Secretary Aimal Khan, who was also named chairman of the committee which will consult those who left the party. Some of the prominent leaders who left include former MPA Sikander Irfan, former district nazim Jehanzeb Khan, advocate Arshad Ali and many more.
On this occasion, former members presented a five-point list of demands for the central leadership’s consideration.
Aimal said all constitutional demands of the former members would be met soon. He said, “Party workers are the real assets of ANP. But those workers who violated our rules in recent local government elections are being investigated by relevant district committees.”
Aimal added district committees would report to provincial committees who would decide the future of the individuals. However, the deputy secretary made it clear no district committee was authorised to take action against any one.
He said that the party was being reorganised in the province and differences were being removed.
Published in The Express Tribune, October 20th, 2015.