DUBAI – Awami National Party has re-organised itself in the United Arab
Emirates following elections of its central cabinet and five units covering the seven emirates.
The first organisational meeting of the party after the revamp was held here
recently. It was presided over by party’s central President Asfandyar Wali Khan
and attended by members of UAE’s cabinet, including senator Abdul Nabi Bangash,
who is president of ANP’s UAE chapter, and Fazal Ghaffar, the general secretary.
The five units covered Abu Dhabi, Al Ain, Dubai, Sharjah-Ajman, and Ras Al
The president and general secretary of the UAE’s central cabinet are members of
the party’s Central Working Committee in Pakistan while presidents and Gen. Secretaries of the five
units in the emirates are members of the Provincial Working Committees of the
party in Pakhtunkhwa.
ANP’s permanent members, who have been active with the party for a long period
of time, are eligible to vote.
“We always encourage young people to come forward. In this election too, we have
some new faces and our expectations from them are high,” Fazal Ghaffar, Gen. Sec
UAE chapter said.
At the meeting, ANP President Asfandyar Wali Khan praised dedication and hard
work of party workers in the UAE. “They are very active, in fact, the most
active in the world,” he said.
Speaking about the situation in Pakistan, he told the gathering that things were
moving in the right direction in Pakistan.
“The recent National Finance Commission award and the report by a constitutional
committee, are positive developments for the country and provinces,” he said,
adding that the North West Frontier Province would soon get the name of