In a major development, former finance minister Miftah Ismail resigned from his positions in the PML-N and voiced his intent to no longer remain active in electoral politics.
According to the details, Miftah Ismail has sent his resignation letter to PML-N Secretary General Ahsan Iqbal, stepping down as secretary general of party’s Sindh chapter and other positions.
“Given the upcoming reorganisation of the party structure, I think it’s time for me to make official what is already true and move on,” Miftah Ismail said in the letter.
“I therefore tender my resignation as General Secretary of PML-N Sindh and also resign from all party committees,” he added.
Miftah Ismail also thanked the party leadership for reposing confidence in him for the party and government responsibilities, adding that he will no more remain active in the electoral politics.
“The party’s leader Nawaz Sharif and President Shehbaz Sharif treated me with extreme care, and graciously, I will remain grateful to them for their support and trust,” the letter read.
He also thanked other party leaders, including Ahsan Iqbal, Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, Khawaja Asif, Ayaz Sadiq, and Pervaiz Rashid, for being kind to him. He said though he won’t be active anymore in electoral politics, he shared a keen desire to see a socially just and economically stable and well-governed Pakistan.
مفتاح اسماعیل نون لیگ کے تمام عہدوں سے مستعفی ہو گئے
— Anwar Lodhi (@AnwarLodhi) June 24, 2023
Miftah Ismail’s differences with PML-N
The development comes after reports emerged that PML-N Chief Organiser Maryam Nawaz has decided to remove the former finance minister from the party positions.
Miftah Ismail has, in recent past, openly voiced his differences with the party leadership and policies after his removal from the post of Finance Minister. He has also been very open with criticizing incumbent Finance Minister Ishaq Dar and his policies.
The former minister had recently referred to Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif who had said last week, without naming anyone, that the people criticizing current Finance Minister Ishaq Dar have no place in his party.