Lashkar Raisani resigns from PPP membership

Published: April 17, 2012

Raisani submitted his resignation to Chairman Senate Syed Nayyar Hussain Bokhari. PHOTO: FILE

ISLAMABAD: Disillusioned with the Pakistan Peoples Party’s (PPP) failure to address grievances of the Baloch people, senior leader from Balochistan, Lashkari Raisani, resigned from party membership on Tuesday.

Raisani submitted his resignation to Chairman Senate Syed Nayyar Hussain Bokhari, a close associate told The Express Tribune. He also resigned from the Senate after meeting with Bokhari.

He maintained that PPP could not trace the missing persons and stop target killings in the province. “The reason for this resignation is my disillusionment with the present PPP leadership,” stated Raisani in his one-page resignation letter.

According to his close associate, Raisani was unhappy with the party leadership on its failure to address the crisis in Balochistan.

He had resigned as president of PPP Balochistan last year.

Political analysts told The Express Tribune that the government’s efforts to address the issues of the troubled province will face a serious setback after the resignation of Raisani.

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Reader Comments (25)

  • Apr 17, 2012 - 3:03PM

    Only move which can be helpful for Raisani brothers to save their seats in next General elections as they have done nothing for the betterment of Baloch people in their tenure

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  • siddique
    Apr 17, 2012 - 3:12PM

    join pti

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  • PTI VOTER
    Apr 17, 2012 - 3:15PM

    He should join PTI. The true destination of democrats and well wishers of Pakistan

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  • Mir
    Apr 17, 2012 - 3:19PM

    what a blow to PPP in Balochistan.

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  • Asim
    Apr 17, 2012 - 3:21PM

    Imran Khan is coming to Quetta on 20th… be there Raisani Sb. be part of the change.

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  • Apr 17, 2012 - 3:24PM

    I support his stance, but I think it holds more value if his brother Aslam Raisani who is CM Balochistan also resigns.Recommend

  • Anserali Khan
    Apr 17, 2012 - 3:27PM

    This is a good step ;Provided the resignation is not taken back .It will highlight the seriousness of the issue.Others should also resign if they feel it will solve the problems
    The situation in Baluchistan is very serious and it may reach a point of no return if not handled on urgent basis and with sincerity

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  • Farrukh Bashir
    Apr 17, 2012 - 3:28PM

    Lol. PTI factor? :p

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  • syed
    Apr 17, 2012 - 3:28PM

    YES…..its the right , the same attack MQM use to do when elections are near…he knew its the right time to take baloch sympathy…….i resigned for you my people!!!!!….ahh………

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  • PTI VOTER
    Apr 17, 2012 - 3:32PM

    Now he should join PTI. The real destination of true democrats and well wishers of Pakistan.

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  • maiden
    Apr 17, 2012 - 3:35PM

    Hats off to you!!!!!!!!Recommend

  • Kashmirian
    Apr 17, 2012 - 3:43PM

    It would be nice if he joins imran khan for a better future political career.

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  • Oopsie!
    Apr 17, 2012 - 3:56PM

    guess who he mite be joining? lol :)

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  • Pungi
    Apr 17, 2012 - 3:59PM

    Next stop…PTI??

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  • Angry
    Apr 17, 2012 - 4:05PM

    Haqooq-e-Balochistan Package! Remember!

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  • Gultasib Khan
    Apr 17, 2012 - 4:55PM

    so it took him four years to realise that present PP leadership is not sincere with people of
    Blouchistan.
    These thugs are not sincere to anyone in Pakistan
    G Khan

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  • Sehr.Siddiqui
    Apr 17, 2012 - 5:02PM

    Either ego or share is the main issue. Are Hazaras not baluchis. Has any one raised any voice on their killing. Give him a position or his share, he will be back.

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  • ather khan
    Apr 17, 2012 - 5:12PM

    they are the sole responsible for the corruption in balochistan. if there was some honest leaders in ppp in balochistan it could have done much better.Recommend

  • Zaikam
    Apr 17, 2012 - 5:33PM

    PPP Government? Does there exist such a thing as government in Pakistan?

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  • Mirza
    Apr 17, 2012 - 6:49PM

    Time for all turncoats to join PTI. They are needed there and would be very welcomed. What has Rasisani done all these years to uplift the plight of Baloch people? Balochistan crisis has not started today and he has been in top position for many years. Everybody wants to become innocent after their long tenure.

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  • Apr 17, 2012 - 7:36PM

    join PTI will be disaster for ppp in Baluchistan….

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  • butt jee
    Apr 17, 2012 - 8:53PM

    By joining PTI, I am sure he can secure his political future.

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  • Khalid Mahmood
    Apr 17, 2012 - 9:06PM

    The PPP should take serious note of the Raisani resignation and redouble its efforts for resolving the problems of the Baluch people.

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  • Karachii
    Apr 17, 2012 - 9:54PM

    I hope he would be joining the only true and sincere party PMLN!

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  • Noise
    Apr 17, 2012 - 10:45PM

    The Raisani clan is trying to secure it’s politican future putting their hands in both the government and opposition, if the opposition wins the family keeps power, if the government wins, it stills keeps power..

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