Former Finance Minister Miftah Ismail quits the post as PML-N Sindh’s Secretary-General (SG). Miftah Ismail handed in his resignation after PML-N took no action vandalism by party workers at PML-N House in Karsaz, Karachi.
Sources said while giving reasons for his resignation Miftah Ismael said politics has become very difficult in Karachi and Sindh in the presence of “a gang of goons”.
Last month, PML-N party workers stormed into their own provincial party office, known as Muslim League House, in Karsaz. They vandalized the facility by smashing windowpanes and tearing posters of the party’s provincial leadership.
They protested over the “unjustified” distribution of party tickets for the upcoming local government elections in cantonment boards in the metropolis.
PML-N President Shahbaz Sharif formed a committee with Ahsan Iqbal as the head to investigate the incident. The committee included Khawaja Saad Rafique, Kheal Das Kohistani, Rana Mashhood, and Sheikh Qaiser Ahmed.
As per media sources, the accused workers received a show-cause notice. In addition, the committee had to submit a report to Shehbaz Sharif within three days. However, it failed to do so.
Frustrated, Miftah Ismail quit and sent a copy of his resignation to PML-N leaders Nawaz Sharif, Shehbaz Sharif, and Ahsan Iqbal. Due to the top leadership’s failure to take action, Miftah Ismail quit as PML-N Sindh’s SG.
Miftah Ismail is yet to make an official statement. However, sources say that currently, he will not answer any calls on the news.
Meanwhile, his supporters appreciated him and said he is the best local leader that PML-N has in Sindh.
@MiftahIsmail is the best local leader that #PMLN has in #Sindh. Worst part about the party and other parties is that they wish to rule #Karachi without giving representation to Urdu speaking/Mohajirs. https://t.co/6UjU61IYt4
— Furqan T. Siddiqui (@furqantsiddiqui) August 24, 2021
PML-N workers accuse Miftah Ismail of injustice
Last month, the PML-N Sindh issued tickets to its candidates for various seats for the local government polls in six cantonment boards in Karachi. The PML-N sources told the media that a group of annoyed workers arrived at the party office to protest Shah Muhammad Shah and secretary-general Miftah Ismail.
They accused them of the “unjust distribution of the party tickets among blue-eyed persons of the provincial leadership.”
The protesting workers rejected the committee formed for the distribution of the tickets. They demanded the central leadership to form a new committee to redistribute the tickets.