CHARSADDA: Awami National Party (ANP) chief, Asfandyar Wali Khan announced on Saturday that the party had dissolved its committees at all levels across the country.
During a news conference, Wali said the party would go through a massive reorganization in the light of a fact finding report after the May 11 elections. “We went back to our workers and we are initiating ANP’s reforms as per the suggestions of our members everywhere.”
“The basic reason for the defeat was absence of communication between leadership and workers of the party,” he further said.
The ANP chief announced that an interim committee had been formed until intra-party elections were held in February 2014. He added that new office bearers would be elected during the elections through secret ballot.
“Party elections and all other organisational activities will take place strictly according to ANP’s constitution,” he said.
The ANP chief said his party had accepted the results of the general elections despite rigging allegations for the sake of democracy. Wali further said that the ANP’s election campaign was hampered by terrorism.
Asfadyar Wali Khan also endorsed the decision to hold dialogue with the Taliban saying that he had no issue if a solution could be sought through talks.
“Second thing is, ANP was confined to run any election blitz,” he added.