Peshawar: The Awami National Party can forge an electoral alliance with Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa as talks between them are underway at different districts, ANP Provincial chief Senator Afrasiab Khattak disclosed to his cabinet, according to a press release issued after cabinet meeting on Monday.
Senator Khattak, who chaired the meeting, said ANP had kept its doors open to all parties for support and cooperation in the next elections.
He said ANP local leaders were hodling talks with JUI leaders in their respective districts and there was a greater likelihood of an electoral alliance between the two parties.
He directed the party’s local chapters to organise public meetings in their respective districts to begin election campaign. These public meetings would be addressed by party chief Asfandyar Wali Khan.
The provincial cabinet discussed matters relating to development schemes in the province, overall political situation and organisational affairs.
” ANP would emerge much stronger in the next polls than previous elections due to massive development work in the province over the last four years. Senator Afrasiab Khattak said. He added that large attendance of the people in the party’s public meetings showed that ANP had got more popularity due to implementation of its manifesto and sacrifices against terrorism.
He further said nobody could deny the sacrifices rendered by ANP leaders and workers against terrorism and the development done by their government over the last four and a half years across the province.
He said Asfandyar Wali would address the ANP working committee next month.
A committee had been formed to prepare a report on the development programmes carried out by the government in the province. press release said.
Cabinet urged party workers to apprise the people of the achievements of the provincial government.
According to the press note, party’s cabinet had authorised provincial president to hold talks with leaders of other political parties for roping them in.
The participants condemned the attack on MPA Yasmin Zia in Lakki Marwat and said the ANP activists couldn’t be terrified by violence.