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.
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.