Firdous Shamim Naqvi resigns as Sindh Assembly opposition leader

KARACHI: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI)’s senior leader Firdous Shamim Naqvi on Wednesday submitted his resignation to the Sindh Assembly secretary as the Sindh Assembly’s opposition leader.

PTI has appointed Haleem Adil Shaikh to succeed him as the opposition leader. Prime Minister Imran Khan has nominated MPA of PTI Haleem Adil Shaikh as the new opposition leader in Sindh Assembly. Earlier, Shaikh served as the parliamentary party leader of the PTI in the provincial legislature.

Sources told The Pakistan Daily that Muttahida Qaumi Movement Pakistan (MQM-P) leadership had expressed reservations over the nomination of Haleem Adil Sheikh for the position.

In a letter to the Sindh Assembly speaker, Naqvi has written that during his tenure as the opposition leader, the opposition was not allowed to play its due role by the treasury members. “The opposition is not part of any standing committee nor the Public Accounts Committee envisioned by Mohtarma Shaheed [Benazir Bhutto],” the letter reads.

Abdullah Zahid

Abdullah Zahid is TPD's correspondent in Karachi. He reports on Pakistani political affairs.

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