PDM splits over show cause notices, ANP announced to quit Opposition Alliance


Awami National Party has parted its ways from opposition 11 party alliance Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM).

The ANP leader announced this decision to withdraw from the PDM after show cause notice served to it to seek explanation to violate designated PDM rules.

ANP Central Senior Vice President Ameer Haider Khan Hoti announced the decision in a press conference after conducting ANP’s Central Majlis meeting.

Hoti, in his media briefing alleged that the PTI and the JUI-F had joined hands to give the PPP a tough time in Larkana. “Of course, an explanation for this should also have been sought, but neither should a show-cause notice have been served to PML-N or Maulana Fazlur Rehman,”

PML-N also made deal with PTI and compromised Punjab senate elections, were they held accountable?

“And with what authority would one have served a show-cause notice?” he asked.

ANP even today supports the principles of the charter of democracy and wouldl continue political journey on the same principles.

Hoti further said that the success of PDM had also put pressure on the selectors, but Maryum, Fazal duo harmed the movement.

Such issues should have been discussed in a meeting of the PDM leadership.

It was expected from PDM chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman and General-Secretary Shahid Khaqan Abbasi that they would take decisions in their capacity as leaders of the alliance, not as members of the JUI-F and PML-N, Hoti added.

Hoti condemned Shahid Khaqan Abbasi for being hasty in issuing show cause notices to ANP & PPP, once PDM Chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman was ill.

It indicated the intentions that few parties want to hijack PDM.

The leaders of eight PDM parties held an important consultative meeting in which it was mutually decided that show cause notices would be sent to both PPP and ANP.

Sources are of view that after giving the PPP and ANP a fair chance to clarify their positions, they will be expelled from the PDM.

PDM future in doldrums after ANP’s breakup from the opposition alliance.