MARDAN - Several office-bearers of Awami National Party (ANP) from provincial constituency PK-24 have decided to resign from their offices in protest against what they called apathy of the party high command in party matters and an unelected person run the party in the area.

Some of the party office-bearers told TheNation on condition of anonymity that office bearers of different union councils of provincial constituency of PK 24 especially of Muslimabad had been unhappy and decided that they as a protest will resign from their offices. Some of the disgruntled office-bearers said that they were the office-bearers and an unelected person named Javed Yousafzai who is member of Chief Minister Coordination Committee appointed his family members, relatives and favorites in Abdul Wali Khan University (AWKU) and other departments without of consulting the office-bearers. They said that few weeks ago former Electronic Media Cell Incharge of ANP Mardan district Abdullah Abid also started campaign against the corruption of the mentioned person and published hand papers and distributed it in all the department and party workers about his corruption but instead of to take action against the mentioned person the party local leadership and district office bearers finished his party basic membership and removed him from the party.

They said that few weeks ago a meeting of district council members of the party was held at town hall. They said that provincial president Afrasiyab Khattak and other provincial office bearers attended the meeting. They added that at that meeting they strongly condemned the attitude of some office bearers and the mentioned person and some district councilors also put charges of corruption on the mentioned person. “Provincial president and other office bearer’s committed in the meeting that they will solve the problems and issues of the workers and will take action in this connection. They said that they are still waiting for the action of provincial president and other office bearers. They further said that the majority of the office bearers of different union council of PK-24 at different occasions have demanded the party leadership and Chief Minister Ameer Haider Khan Hoti to conduct inquiry against the mentioned person and also remove him from the Committee membership. 

They said that the mentioned person few years ago joined the party and party leadership and Chief Minister made them member of the committee while the sincere workers were ignored. They said that the mentioned person disgraced the party sincere workers and office bearers and due to which panic is created among the party workers and office bearers. They said that now the majority of the office-bearers of different union council of PK-24 have decided to quit their offices as a protest if Chief Minister Ameed Haider Khan Hoti and his father Senator Mohammad Azam Khan Khan Hoti don’t fulfill their demand.