KARACHI: Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) MPA Irum Azeem Farooque on Monday resigned from her seat as well as from her party, citing stress and influx of opportunists.
Farooque tweeted that she can not work with opportunists who are destroying the party.
Just to let everyone know That I have finally resigned from my post and also leaving the party for good— Irum Azeem Farooque (@Irumf) September 8, 2014
Enough of Paki Politics#JeayAltaf
The parliamentarian, who is currently touring the US, said that the seat was not her priority.
Seat was not my priority,Respect was..— Irum Azeem Farooque (@Irumf) September 8, 2014
Bhai gave me all the Respect ,I love this party but can't take the stress any more...
Farooque insisted that party chief Altaf Hussain had backed her, but she could not take the stress anymore. She maintained that she was committed to her party leadership and would remain so.
I love Altaf bhai but can't work with opportunist people who are destroying my party,I was genuine to my party leadership and will always be— Irum Azeem Farooque (@Irumf) September 8, 2014
Farooque had been nominated on a reserved seat for women in the Sindh Assembly by MQM. She was a vocal member of the party, and in the Sindh Assembly was a member of standing committees on Cooperatives, Labour and Human Resources, and committee on rules of procedure and privileges.
In June she had presented a resolution on behalf of the party supporting the army operation in North Waziristan.
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