PPP seeks explanation from its K-P MPA for supporting anti-Nato supply advert

Published: November 20, 2013
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PPP MPA who received show cause notice, hails from Bannu. PHOTO: FILE

PPP MPA who received show cause notice, hails from Bannu. PHOTO: FILE

The Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) on Wednesday sent a show cause notice to one of its member provincial assembly (MPA) Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa for reportedly supporting an advertising campaign that promoted a block on Nato supply through the region, Radio Pakistan reported.

PPP sent a show cause notice to its MPA Fakhr Azam Wazir, who was elected from PK-71 Bannu during the May elections. He is one of the four PPP MPAs in K-P.

The notice, signed by PPP Additional General Secretary Raza Rabbani, sought an explanation from Wazir on why he had violated party discipline and supported an advertising campaign in newspapers.

Wazir hails from the Dommel Tehsil in Bannu, which lies along the Indus Highway. The highway is the main route used by most Nato supplies.

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  • naeem khan Manhattan,Ks
    Nov 20, 2013 - 9:21PM

    Is Fakhr Azam Wazir representing the PPP and Zardari or his constituents, if his constituents wants him to block the NATO supplies then he should listen to his constituents and not Zardari, Zardari did not appoint him, he was elected by his constituents. This is exactly what is wrong with Pakistani political parties and it’s system, it is all about dynasty and nothing else. It is time that Pakistanis legislate the laws which gives more power to the elected representatives instead of some party head who has inherited the party. I say, have a primary elections in the party system and let the members of the party chose the best candidate like it is done in the US, keep the dictatorial powers of so called dynastic parties and it’s inherited chiefs out of unfair influence over the candidates. In real democracy the elected represent the people and do what the people want them to do otherwise they will be out of the job, and not some one sitting in Karachi and pulling the strings.

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  • sxops
    Nov 20, 2013 - 9:51PM

    Well done PPPRecommend

  • really
    Nov 20, 2013 - 9:58PM

    @naeem khan Manhattan, seriously, get a life, what’s wrong with Pakistan is you, you’ve left the country now stay out and keep your backwards comments to yourself

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  • Imran
    Nov 20, 2013 - 10:07PM

    ^Clapping

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  • Nov 20, 2013 - 10:30PM

    @ naeem Khan Manhattan
    Sir, the show cause notice served on Fakhar Azam Wazir has been signed by Raza Rabani who while authoring the 18th Amendment included a provision for strengthening the dynasty politics and dictatorship of party leader over the elected representatives in the name of restoring
    the 1973 constitution in its original shape.

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  • Adnan Siddiqi
    Nov 20, 2013 - 10:45PM

    Using the precious and dwindling resources of KPK on hoardings and advertisement propagating an agenda of a political party! Way to go PTI. If IK has some shame to go along with a bit of audacity, he would order his CM to use all the provisional power at his disposal to forcibly block the NATO supply line inside KPK jurisdiction. But hey, taking such a step would mean saying adios to $500 million alms been given by USAID and European Union.

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  • fawad
    Nov 20, 2013 - 11:07PM

    I support the ppp mpa for supporting a just cause.Recommend

  • Mirza
    Nov 20, 2013 - 11:23PM

    It is ironic that the whole KPK govt and cabinet has been dictated from outside the province by one man yet the other parties have no right to impose their discipline on the members! Talk is cheap and nobody is blocking any NATO supplies it was all cheap publicity and politics. There has to be some difference between rightwing parties loved by TTP and secular parties. This guy applied for PPP ticket and won on that basis. He is not an independent candidate and has taken oath to follow party line. Either he should shut up and follow the guidelines or resign and contest as independent. Recommend

  • Faisal
    Nov 20, 2013 - 11:48PM

    Adnan Siddiqi: IK has a lot of shame and guts as well, its just that he is trying for sold souls like you that nothing right is coming out. I am pretty much sure, Pakistan can never be a great and sovereign country till the time we’ve sellable intellects like you amongst us.

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  • Adnan Siddiqi
    Nov 21, 2013 - 12:10AM

    @Faisal:

    Quit be so sentimental and philosophical there ol’ buddy. Just stick to the argument and enlighten us on the difference between a Jalsi and a Dharna and why IK in a position of strength, at least in KPK is not advising the government he mentors to block the NATO supply line by force beyond Attock.

    As for my intellect, trust me – its too hot for you to handle.

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  • azmat khan
    Nov 21, 2013 - 3:35AM

    @naeem khan Manhattan,Ks:
    Would you please permit a PTI law maker to reject PTI move for Nato supplies blockade if he decides? It is a party discipline matter and it is per law.

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  • Question
    Nov 21, 2013 - 9:46AM

    There had been many incidents of party policy violation in the PPP. But we seldom see a show-cause, and that too this loud. Why?

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  • @Adnan
    Nov 21, 2013 - 6:17PM

    Defense is a federal subject. If KPK govt shut nato supply lines then this act will be a rebellion against center. Everyone has specific powers. Supply lines doesn’t fall in the jurisdiction of provincial government. Despite in power, its not a prerogative of kpk govt to halt supply lines through kpk, only center can do that.Recommend

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