Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Lieutenant General (retd) Abdul Qadir Baloch on Saturday decided to resign from the party.
The party's provincial president took the decision after PML-N's controversial decision not to invite former Balochistan chief minister Sanaullah Zehri to the recently held Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) rally in Quetta.
According to Express News, the PML-N leader will announce his resignation in a press conference. Sources said that PDM's secretary-general, Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, had refused to invite Zehri after consulting his party's top leadership.
Baloch has served as a federal minister in PML-N supremo Nawaz Sharif's government and is currently the president of PML-N in Balochistan.
Opposition parties, campaigning against the government from the joint platform of PDM, held a rally on October 25 in Quetta. PDM leaders highlighted the issue of enforced disappearances and other grievances of the people of Balochistan and pledged a turnaround for the province and the rest of the country.
PPP Chairperson Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, PML-N's Maryam Nawaz and JUI-F chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman addressed the rally.
Other leaders who addressed the rally included Pashtunkhwa Milli Awami Party chief Mahmood Khan Achakzai, ANP’s Amir Haider Khan Hoti, JUP’s Owais Noorani and JUI-F's Ghafoor Haideri.
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