Pakistan

PPP's Mustafa Nawaz Khokhar formally resigns as senator


Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) leader Mustafa Nawaz Khokhar officially tendered his resignation as a member of the Senate on Thursday.

In his resignation, submitted to Senate Chairperson Sadiq Sanjrani, Khokhar stated that he was resigning on the recommendation of Senator Farooq H Naek.

"I’m thankful for the positive response and support across party lines which was far beyond my imagination," he said in a tweet after submitting the resignation.

Allhamdulillah, I have formally submitted my resignation today. I’m thankful for the positive response & support across party lines which was far beyond my imagination. 1/2 pic.twitter.com/glexHx13Dm
— Mustafa Nawaz Khokhar (@mustafa_nawazk) November 10, 2022

He "clearly" stated that he would not join any political party and would "try hard to maintain" his independence.

For those who are speculating about my political future, let me state clearly that I’m not joining any political party. I will try hard to maintain my independence. 2/2
— Mustafa Nawaz Khokhar (@mustafa_nawazk) November 10, 2022

In 2018, Khokhar was elected as a Senator from Sindh on the PPP’s seat.

Earlier this week, Khokhar announced that he was resigning as a senator on the demand of his party's leadership, which was “unhappy” over his political views on matters related to civil liberties.

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“Met a senior leader from the party today. He conveyed that the party leadership wasn’t happy with my political positions and wanted my resignation from the Senate. I gladly agreed to resign,” the PPP leader said on Twitter.

Met a senior leader from the party today. He conveyed that the party leadership wasn’t happy with my political positions and wanted my resignation from the senate. I gladly agreed to resign.
— Mustafa Nawaz Khokhar (@mustafa_nawazk) November 8, 2022

The PPP leader, without divulging the reasons for his resignation, said as a political worker, he cherished his right to express his opinions on matters of public interest.

He expressed his gratitude to the PPP leadership for giving him a Senate seat from Sindh.

“Differences aside, it’s been a wonderful journey with them and wish them the best,” he added.

As a political worker, I cherish my right to express my opinions on matters of public interest. Thankful to the party leadership for giving me the senate seat from Sindh. Differences aside, It’s been a wonderful journey with them and wish them the best.
— Mustafa Nawaz Khokhar (@mustafa_nawazk) November 8, 2022

It was learnt that a parliamentarian, close to PPP co-chairperson and former president Asif Ali Zardari, had met with Khokhar at the latter’s residence and conveyed the party leadership’s message for his resignation from the Senate.


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