Tahir Iqbal Chaudhry, a Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) member of the National Assembly, announced on Sunday that he was parting ways with the ruling party.
The announcement came at a time when the PML-N government finds itself facing multiple crises.
Earlier in the day, Law Minister Zahid Hamid said he was ready to resign in the wake of the government failing to disperse the Faizabad protesters, who are calling for his ouster over a hastily-abandoned amendment to the election candidates’ oath.
Caving in to Faizabad protesters' demand, Law Minister Zahid Hamid decides to resign
On Saturday, the authorities finally launched an operation to retrieve Faizabad intersection from Tehreek-e-Labbaik protesters after weeks of negotiations and nudging by the courts, but the police action only multiplied the government’s woes amid a worsening law and order situation in Islamabad and other cities.
Chaudhry joined the PML-N after defeating its candidate Tehmina Daultana running independently in the 2013 elections in Vehari.
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