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May 18, 2013

PPP KP president announces to go abroad

Pakistan

WD
Web Desk
May 18, 2013

PESHAWAR: Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Khyber Pakhtunkhwa President Anwar Saifullah Khan has appointed provincial senior vice-president Azam Afridi as acting president in his absence.
Addressing a meeting of the divisional presidents, members of the party’s provincial chapter office-bearers and presidents of party’s wings at his residence on Friday, Anwar Saifullah said he had resigned from his office on moral grounds after facing defeat in election but his resignation has not yet been accepted. He said he would leave the country within the next few days and Azam Afridi would be the acting provincial president. He directed the workers to follow discipline.
The PPP president took notice of the recently convened meeting by the party leaders, terming it illegal and unconstitutional. He said he would take action and issue show-cause notices if anyone holds any such meeting in future.
He said he had verbally asked the party’s chairman to hold intra-party elections like that of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) and bring forward fresh blood for better future as he observed that some old party workers were involved in conspiracies.
He said he would start membership campaign and remain in the PPP. He said he would not quit the PPP and maintain discipline with the consultation of the party leaders.
Former PPP provincial president Syed Zahir Ali Shah recently convened a meeting of the party leaders and later information secretary Liaqat Shabab told reporters that the PPP did not accept the election results and would launch protest movement if the Election Commission of Pakistan did not announce re-election. Some of the participants, who were present at the first meeting, asked the provincial president why he congratulated PTI leader Pervez Khattak on his election.
Some of them criticised performance of the party’s former ministers, suggesting the leadership to hold elections instead of appointing the acting office-bearers. They said PPP

faced problems due to bad performance of party’s ministers and they would withdraw support if the same people were inducted in the future setup.