Ali Raza Abidi quits MQM-P over ‘personal reasons’

04:46 PM | 2 Sep, 2018
Ali Raza Abidi quits MQM-P over ‘personal reasons’
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KARACHI – A former Sindh lawmaker has resigned from the basic membership of Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) – a splinter political group of Karachi-based MQM – over personal reasons.

Syed Ali Raza Abidi, who was at odds with the party’s key decisions related to the nominations for the upcoming by-elections, took to Twitter on Sunday to announce his resignation.

“I will not be able to continue participation with MQM-Pakistan due to personal reasons,” he wrote on the micro-blogging website. “Therefore, it is requested to accept my resignation from the basic membership.”

The 46-year-old submitted his resignation to MQM-P’s convener Dr Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui.

Abidi contested the July 25 polls from NA-243 and was defeated by PTI chairman Imran Khan, who later went on to vacate the seat.