Category: Politician   |   Phone: 92-91-2246851-3
Address: Baacha Khan Markaz, Pajaggi Road, Peshawar

Description

The Awami National Party (Pashto: ملي عوامي ګوند‎, Urdu: عوامی نيشنل پارٹی‬‎; Acronym: ANP), is a secular and leftist Pashtun nationalist political party in Pakistan. The party was founded by Abdul Wali Khan in 1986 and its current president is Asfandyar Wali Khan, grandson of Bacha Khan, with Tajuddin Khan serving as the Secretary-General. Part of the PPP-led cabinet of the Pakistani government during 2008−13, the ANP's political position is considered left wing, advocating for secularism, democratic socialism, public sector government, and economic egalitarianism. ANP was the largest Pashtun nationalist party in Pakistan between 2008−2013 with influence lying in the Pashtun dominated areas in and around Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa. They governed the province from 2008-2013 but lost to Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf in the general election of 2013


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