PPP's Alizeh Iqbal Haider resigns from National Assembly

Published: August 12, 2015
A file photo of Alizeh Iqbal Haider. PHOTO: na.gov.pk

A file photo of Alizeh Iqbal Haider. PHOTO: na.gov.pk

ISLAMABAD: Citing personal reasons, Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) MNA Alizeh Iqbal Haider tendered her resignation from the National Assembly on Wednesday.

Alizeh, who was elected on a reserved seat for women, is currently a spokesperson for PPP chairperson Bilawal Bhutto Zardari.

While accepting the resignation, National Assembly Deputy Speaker Javed Abbasi announced the seat may be considered vacant.

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Alizeh is the daughter of late PPP leader Syed Iqbal Haider, a former federal law minister and co-chairperson of the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP). Syed Iqbal Haider passed away on November 11, 2012, in Karachi, due to lung failure. An outspoken critic of the army’s involvement in the political affairs of the country, Haider was considered a stalwart of democracy.

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Reader Comments (4)

  • There she goes
    Aug 12, 2015 - 3:43PM

    She’s leaving the country like Zardari. #TrueStoryRecommend

  • Parvez
    Aug 12, 2015 - 3:46PM

    A little late….but your father would still be proud because you did the right thing…..you should leave the party as well as it is synonymous with ‘ loot and plunder ‘.Recommend

  • Sonya
    Aug 12, 2015 - 5:56PM

    Consider joining PTI – but please don’t abandon politics, you are a smart daughter of a legendary democratic figure.Recommend

    Aug 13, 2015 - 6:53AM


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