ISLAMABAD – Second leader of the ruling party Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) within single day has tender the resignation from the key appointment.
According to the sources of Prime Minister House, Anwar Baig has resigned from the chairmanship of the Benazir Income Support Programme (BISP) on Monday. He tendered his resignation in the one-on-one meeting with Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif this morning.
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif appointed Anwar Baig as the chairman of BISP in November 2013. He joined the PML-N after 2013 general elections leaving the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP).
The content of his resignation could not be verified as yet. However, a source informed PakistanTribe that he had objections to the bureaucracy acting as a hurdle to implement the Nawaz Sharif’s vision in BISP.
Moreover, it was also not clear whether he is leaving the PML-N or just the chairmanship of BISP. Anyhow, it was the second resignation of the day from PML-N leaders. Earlier, Federal Minister of Science and Technology Zahid Hamid was removed from the portfolio after being nominated in the high treason trial of former President General (rtd.) Pervez Musharraf.
Not to forget that on November 14, PakistanTribe reported that intelligence agencies of Pakistan had warned PML-N’s federal government from the outcry of Imran Khan’s protest call for November 30. The same reports stated that towards the end of November, a rift in the lines of PML-N could emerge.