Bushra, Afrasiab expelled for ‘anti-ANP activities’


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The top leadership of Awami National Party (ANP) has expelled senior party leaders Afrasiab Khattak and Bushra Gohar over their alleged involvement in ‘activities against the party policy, discipline and spreading confusion among the party workers’.
ANP President Asfandyar Wali Khan suspended the memberships of the two senior leaders and the party’s general secretary Mian Iftikhar Hussain issued a notification in this regard, said a statement issued by the party on Monday.
Last week, show-cause notices were issued to Gohar, senior vice-president and former parliamentarian, and Khattak, a former senator and former provincial president of the party, asking them to submit their replies within a week.
The notices stated that their activities were against the party policy and discipline and they were also found spreading confusion among the party activists thus ‘causing irreparable loss to the party’.
The two, however, failed to satisfy the party leadership after which their membership was suspended.
“They [Khattak and Gohar] were cautioned about violation of party discipline but they continued their activities on social media that created confusion among the party activists. The party is not satisfied with their answers, which is why the party president has suspended their membership under the party constitution,” read the ANP statement.