MARDAN – Awami National Party (ANP), Mardan chapter, has served show-cause notices on several office bearers of PK 24 and 25 for repeatedly staging protest rallies against Abdul Wali Khan University vice chancellor and administration for their alleged corruption and ‘illegal’ appointments.

It is worth mentioning here that ANP MPA Haji Ahmed Khan Bahadur and other office bearers and workers and civil society members had held a protest demonstration against the AWKU VC and administration for allegedly making illegal appointments and carrying out corruption. Sources said that district chapter has served show cause notices to 9 office bearers of PK 24 and one office bearer belongs to PK 25.  The office bearers who issued the show cause notices told the News that they are ideological workers of the party. They further said that elected MPA of our Party staged protest rally against the university administration and vice chancellor and we didn’t violated the discipline of party but when we know that some party district and PK 24 office bearers are interested to give us show cause notices we were mentally prepared for it. They said that on Saturday we were invited in the Chief Minister public meeting and during that meeting in the front of thousands of people KP 24 president Attaullah shouted at us and handed over the show cause notices and disgrace us. They further said that district General Secretary Imran Manduri told them that

Senator Mohammad Azam Khan Hoti who is also father of Chief Minister

Ameer Hadiar Khan Hoti told him that issue them show cause notices and vacancies is empty in Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) and other parties they should join that. They further said that mentioned office bearers only gave shown cause notices to 9 offices bearers and ignored the others and through this way they wanted to take revenge from us because we are talking about their corruption. They further said that if Chief Minister and his father arranged meeting with us we have a bundle of proofs against these office bearers and presented before them. Sources said that a meeting of the office bearers who got show cause notices arranged a meeting which was attended by large number of other unhappy office bearers of the majority union councils of PK 24 in which they decided that they will meet the district office bearers today on Monday and requested them to backed the notices and if they did not agree then they in a joint press conference resign from their offices. Sources further said that in this connection member of provincial assembly (MPA) of PK 24 Haji Ahmed Khan Bahudar also contacted these office bearers and told them that they should cool down and he would solve this issue in a better manor.

In this connection when this correspondent contacted the MPA Haji Ahmed Khan Bahudar he told that protest is our democratic right and its right of the party that they should serve show cause notices to us.