WEB DESK – The secretary general of Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Raja Pervez Ashraf, on the direction of parry leadership, finally asked the angry and once diehard Jiyala ‘Syed Faisal Raza Abidi’ to resign from his Senate’s membership.
According to the sources privy to party, the resignation was demanded on Wednesday.
Sources confirmed that senior leadership of PPP were aware of the decision and in fact ordered to do so. The resignation was demanded for publicly criticizing the party leadership.
Senator Faisal Raza Abidi came closer to the Co-Chairman of PPP, Asif Ali Zardari, after the death of Benazir Bhutto. Initially he was made the president of PPP for its Karachi’s chapter. Later, he was selected as the Senator on PPP’s ticket. Abidi was also the member of PPP’s central executive committee.
The hardliner was famous of his aggressive stances and defence of PPP’s policies in talkshows.
Faisal grew differences with PPP in the year 2012 when despite party warnings, he continued lashing the then Chief Justice of Pakistan Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry for creating hindrances in governing issues.
Later, PPP sidelined the Abidi which followed by his resignation from the basic membership of the party. However, he never resigned from the membership of the Senate.
Senator Faisal Raza Abidi, when approached, did not respond for the brief comment over the news.