Asfand Yar Wali Khan



Designation: Party Leader - ANP
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Awami National Party

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Asfandyar Wali Khan (also spelled Asfandiyar Wali Khan) (born 19 February 1949) is the President of the Awami National Party in Pakistan. A Pakhtun patriot, he is an opponent of the Taliban and proponent of provincial rights in Pakistan.

His father, Khan Abdul Wali Khan, was the party''s first President. He is the grandson of Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan, better known as "Badshah Khan "King of Khans". Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan was the founder of the non-violent Pashtun political movement, Khudai Khidmatgar ("Servants of God") in undivided India and a follower of Mahatma Gandhi. Asfandyar's uncle Dr. Khan Sahib was the Congress Party''s Chief Minister of the Northwest Frontier Province, during the waning days of the British Raj, and also the Chief Minister of the province during the early days of independent Pakistan. Asfandyar is the present President of the Awami National Party and has served as Member of Provincial Assembly, Member of National Assembly and presently Senator in Pakistan's Parliament.

Asfandyar Wali Khan was born in Charsadda, a small village outside of Peshawar, Northwest Frontier Province, Pakistan. He is the eldest son of Khan Abdul Wali Khan and his first wife Taj Bibi. After the death of his mother in February 1949 his father remarried, to Nasim Wali Khan in 1954. Sangeen Wali Khan was his stepbrother and eldest son of Nasim Wali Khan.

Asfandyar Wali Khan completed his early education from Aitchison College, Lahore and his BA from University of Peshawar.
Asfandyar Wali Khan joined the opposition to Ayub Khan as a student activist. In 1975, he was imprisoned and tortured by the government of Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto and convicted as part of the Hyderabad tribunal for 15 years. Released in 1978, he stayed away from electoral politics till 1990.
Asfandyar Wali Khan served as leader of the Pakhtun Student Federation prior to being elected to the provincial Assembly in the 1990 election, while in the 1993 election he was elected to Pakistan's National Assembly. A seat to which he was re-elected to the National Assembly in the 1997 election and served as Parliamentary leader of the ANP and Chairman of the standing committee on inter-provincial co-ordination.

In 1999, he was elected party president for the first time. He was defeated in the 2002 election, in what was a repeat of his father''s defeat in 1990, when a tactical alliance was formed by all the anti-ANP groups against him. After his defeat he resigned as President of his party, only to be re-elected unopposed in the subsequent party election. In 2003 he was elected to the Senate as Senator for a 6 year term. He was re-elected to the National Assembly in the parliamentary elections that was held on February 2008, leading his party to power both provincially and nationally, the former for the first time since 1947 and the latter since 1997.

In September 2008, he was elected as Chairman of the standing committee on foreign Affairs.

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bazak mandokhail ( Zhob,Pakistan) Thursday, January 2, 2014 8:46:14 AM (MDT - USA)
he is hero of lar ao bar Afghan

Taimur Shah Akhunzada ( londo,United Kingdom) Tuesday, March 12, 2013 6:35:28 PM (MDT - USA)
Lets wake all pukhoon brothers, ANP is the our historical party anymore. Its leadership is involved in corruption the same way as other parties such as PPP , PML-N and others.No respect should be given to Asfandyar Wali khan or his fellow leaderships

Sayed Ashfaq Ali Shah ( Abbottabad,Pakistan) Thursday, February 14, 2013 8:07:51 PM (MDT - USA)
I personally love Asfandyar Wali.He is truely and in the real sence a great leader of pakistan.He is an asset for Pakistani politics.Mung de sta na zaar sha a Wali,Mung pa ta qurbaan sha a wali.Lovw you

khalid Afridi ( karachi,Pakistan) Thursday, December 1, 2011 1:18:07 AM (MDT - USA)
اسفیدیار ولی خان اور کو عوامی نیشنل پارٹی کا مرکزی صرر منتخب ہونے پر دل کی گہرائیوں سے مبارکباد پیش کرتا ہوں اس کے علاوہ تمام مرکزی اور صوبائی عہدداران کو بھی منتخب ہونے پر دل کی گہرائیوں سے مبارک باد پیش کرتا ہوں خالد زمان آفریدی کارکن عومی نیشنل پارٹی قائدآباد یوسی04 ضلع ملیر کراچی پاکستان

ishaq khan ( Quetta,Pakistan) Friday, December 10, 2010 7:52:16 AM (MDT - USA)
Our dear leader Mr.asfand yar wali khan your the man how give name to pashtoons of pakistan with the name of khabir pashtoon khwa v need u every time.ta ta moz salam ka o .

Qadeer khan jadoon ( riyadh,Saudi arabia) Thursday, November 25, 2010 3:03:16 AM (MDT - USA)
pakhtoon great nation of the world

nisar muhammad kha durrani ( charsadda,Pakistan) Sunday, September 26, 2010 3:47:22 AM (MDT - USA)

Ahmed Ullah Khan ( Karachi,Pakistan) Sunday, May 23, 2010 12:31:00 AM (MDT - USA)
Please Asfandyar Wali stand up for your Pakhtun brothers

mati ullah ( quetta,Pakistan) Tuesday, March 30, 2010 3:46:44 AM (MDT - USA)
ASfandyar wali khan; last hope of pashtoon nation

Abdul rahman orgazi ( Peshwar,Pakistan) Friday, February 19, 2010 6:55:50 AM (MDT - USA)
This letter is from orgazi agency that why have you stoped the operation against the orgazi agency. People who have left their homes for the operation are forced by the terrorist to return back or else they will take over their property and belongings.Terrorist mulla toofan noor jamal and commander syed khan are telling people that there will be no operation carried in the village and telling people to return back. They both live in the mamuzi village. All the sucide bombers are trained in mamuzi and kuza aair. And all the sucide bombings over Pakistan are operated from this two places.All the terrorist of waziristan are also hidden in orgazi agency mamuzi. These places are the main area of sucide bomber traning camps.and even al qaida is in this places.mulla toofan noor jamals brother abdul hamid is in dubai in al awir garage in bab al madina in bab khaiber in a small masjid where he is planning to take people and train them as terrorist and he is also forcing people to give him their half salaries. This is our humble request to please take some action and start this operation as soon as possible and if you don’t help us then we will ask other countries to help.

abdulrehman Orkazi ( rawalpandi,Pakistan) Friday, January 29, 2010 4:43:22 AM (MDT - USA)
This letteris on behalf of all the innocent villager to conduct a operation and destroy the terrorists destory the main rurets of the torroridt is ORKAZI AGENCY .Their main commander as syed Khan and Mulla Toofan Noor Jamal. These people Kidnap people from their homes and slaughter them like animals. This is my humble request to you to do something about this matter and destroy the terrorist of Orkazi Agency. For wat is the operation Orkazi Agency on halt. Till you dont operate the operation, The terror will keep on spreading. All the suicide bomber come and operatefrom the orkazi Agency mamuzi. So we request you to operate this operation as soon as soon as possible. I believe my efforts will not go unnoticed and the culprits will be punished. Please compete the Orkazi Agency as soon as possible Because there terror is un bairable

Sultan Rome Advocate ( Shangla Pakistan,United Kingdom) Saturday, January 16, 2010 4:14:29 AM (MDT - USA)
Although I have political & ideological differences with Asfandyar Wali but no doubt that he is a pukhtoon leader. He needs to realise problems of pukhtoon & try his best to solve those issues. Aftab Ahmad Khan Sherpao & all pukhtoon leaders are our assets. We should respect them.

Muhammad ( FUJ,United arab Emirates) Thursday, December 17, 2009 10:25:01 AM (MDT - USA)
You enjoy in uAE with your family and advise your chalys from Dubai for Pakhtoonistan, People elected you for development of NWFP instead of name change, Common man have no interest in the name change of NWFP

Asad ( Islamabad,Pakistan) Sunday, August 30, 2009 4:27:12 AM (MDT - USA)
Coward! Traitor! Dont call yourself a pukhtun!

Tanvir ( Islamabad,Pakistan) Tuesday, August 25, 2009 4:19:55 AM (MDT - USA)
You and your separatist party along with everyone included in your corrupt government deserves to DIE!

Aamir Ali ( Peshawar,United States) Sunday, August 23, 2009 3:39:52 PM (MDT - USA)
A coward who sold out the people of Swat to the savage Taliban just to save his own skin.

Farrukh Nadeem ( Peshawar,United States) Tuesday, August 18, 2009 2:02:40 AM (MDT - USA)
You are a separatist and a murderer! You have the blood of pukhtuns in Karachi and Malakand on your hands! Just like you have had the blood of Hayat Khan Sherpao (the most genuine leader the NWFP has ever produced) on your hands since the 1970s. May you rot in hell!

Kashif Hussein ( Nowshera,United States) Thursday, July 23, 2009 5:55:09 AM (MDT - USA)
You are truly a disgrace to Pukthuns. You misled us with empty slogans and false promises. The one good thing that will come out of this ANP Government led by you is that we have now seen your true faces. We will never make the mistake of voting for you again.

tahir ( lon,United States) Wednesday, July 15, 2009 4:10:27 PM (MDT - USA)
this is critical time and we need your sincere effort

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Pakhtun Wali ( Karachi,Pakistan) Monday, April 13, 2009 12:44:35 PM (MDT - USA)
Proud to have such a great leader.
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blackradiater ( Peshawar,Pakistan) Monday, April 6, 2009 10:46:46 AM (MDT - USA)
Puppet Indian Agent they never provide any education or institution for poor people to study He always opposed that If poor people will get education who will come to our rallys and who will cast vote an indian agent he sold all Pukhtoons and give US a clear passage for Drons attack they never opposed Drons atack on nwfp
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I khan ( london,United Kingdom) Monday, April 6, 2009 12:04:24 AM (MDT - USA)
you are a great man
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Mohammad Naeem ( Calgary,Canada) Sunday, April 5, 2009 5:51:37 PM (MDT - USA)
One of the few leaders with some sincere thoughts for the country
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