ANP receives terror threats, shuts down offices in Sindh

ANP party elections in Sindh postponed following confirmed terror threats.


Ahmed Jung October 13, 2011

KARACHI: Awami National Party (ANP) spokesperson Qadir Khan said on Thursday that the party has received terror threats ahead of the party elections due to be held in Sindh.

Khan said that the party offices and some members could be possible targets due to which all wards and offices will be shut down all over Sindh for three days.

The party elections in 200 union councils have also been postponed indefinitely due to security reasons.

According to the Bacha Khan Markaz Karachi announcement, Interior Minister Rehman Malik contacted ANP's Central Secretary Information Zahid Khan and informed him that the intelligence agencies have given information regarding attacks on ANP leadership and its offices.

The intelligence agencies are looking into the case.

Earlier, a new unit office of ANP set up at the Korangi Crossing in Bhittai Colony was attacked and set on fire by unidentified people who also kidnapped four activists of the party.

In May, another office of ANP situated in Kemari area came under attack after a clash between ANP and Muttahida Organising Committee (MOC), sub-organisation of Muttahida Qaumi Movment (MQM). MOC office was also attacked and set on fire.

Last month, the coalition parties in the Sindh government had agreed to impose a ban on wall chalking and waving party flags in public, which is the main reason for clashes between parties. The ban has yet to be imposed.

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COMMENTS (4)

Baluch | 8 years ago | Reply | Recommend

Intelligence agencies know people are plotting some attacks, similarly they know that how many suicide bombers have entered the city but why the f* they can't get any single one?

kala_bacha | 8 years ago | Reply | Recommend

What a lame excuse, ANP following the same roots as our jaghirdar politicians or army general uses in the past. Felt sorry for poor ANPian's, now you have to face the same culprit party management.

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