Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) Sindh chapter president Ghous Ali Shah on Friday resigned from his party post.
“I cannot continue to fulfill this important responsibility any further because of my health issue,” Shah wrote in his resignation letter sent to the party’s general secretary, Iqbal Zafar Jhagra.
Meanwhile, sources within the party have told The Express Tribune that he was angry with the party’s leader.
Shah, who was initially tipped to win PML-N nomination for the country’s president, was later assured that he would be made Sindh’s governor, a credible source in the PML-N told this correspondent on condition of anonymity.
“He was finally told to wait till the Senate elections, as the party would give him ticket for the upper house of parliament. This he did not accept and chose to tender resignation,” the source added.
After Shah’s resignation, almost all office-bearers of the party in Sukkur and Khairpur districts have resigned from their party positions too while more are still expected to follow suit.
Shah, who has an old association with the PML-F led by Pir Pagaro, is likely to join the Functional League, a source privy to the development said. Pir Pagaro had played a key role in appointing Shah as Chief Minister of Sindh in 1985, before the former joined the PML-N.
PML-N’s spokesperson in Sindh has confirmed the news but did not share any more information on the development.
Published in The Express Tribune, August 31st, 2013.