Party Name Awami National Party (ANP)
Founder Khan Abdul Wali Khan
Date/Year Founded 1986
Geographic Focus Khyber Pukhtunkhwa, Balochistan, Karachi
Flag/ Colours


Past Party Heads Khan Abdul Wali Khan President
Ajmal Khattak
Ihsan Wayen
Office bearers:

1. Party Head

2.General Secretary

AsfandyarWali Khan

Mian Iftikhar Hussain



ANP, a Pakhtun nationalist party, is a strong advocate of provincial autonomy. It consistently campaigned for the renaming of the erstwhile NWFP as Pakhtunkhwa and was successful in achieving the objective in 2010. The party adheres to the non-violent principles of the Kudai Khidmatgar movement of the 1930s. It pursues liberal, progressive policies with emphasis on tolerance and human rights. ANP favours improvement of relations with neighbors Afghanistan and India.
Slogan/Punch line Peace, Democracy and Development
Issues in Focus


Eradication of poverty; human rights; combating extremism; equal opportunities for citizens; provincial autonomy.
Participation in Elections Participated: 1988, 1990, 1993,1996, 2002,2008, 2013
Representation in Parliament-  From 1970-2013


1988, 1990, 1993,1996, 2002,2008, 2013
Election Symbol for 2018


Contact Bacha Khan Markaz,
Pajagi Road, Peshawar
Pakhtunkhwa (NWFP), Pakistan.
Ph: 92-91-2246851-3,
Prominent Personalities


Afrasiab Khattak
Ghulam Ahmad Bilour
Shahi Sayed
Ameer Haider Khan Hoti
Bushra Gohar
Mian Iftikhar Hussain
Zahid Khan