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Why is PTI’s Dr. Aamir Liaquat Hussain resigning?

Dr. Aamir Liaquat Hussain of PTI has announced to resign as an MNA after being failed to do anything for the people of Karachi. “I am a helpless MNA of Karachi,” he admitted.

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), MNA Aamir Liaquat Hussain has decided to resign over his failure to solve issues of his constituency. As people mulling over as to why is Aamir Liaquat Hussain resigning, Dr. Hussain confessed that he is a helpless MNA of Karachi who is unable to provide electricity to the people of the city. He added that he cannot witness the suffering of the people of Karachi and his constituency.

He also announced that he has asked for a meeting with Prime Minister Imran Khan to submit his resignation.

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It may be noted that in 2018, Aamir Liaquat had also complained that he was not invited to a meeting in Governor House where the newly appointed governor met all of party’s MNAs and MPAs from city and was deliberately being sidelined due to his stringent views on issues people of the city are facing.

Aamir Liaquat Hussain resigning: Hussain’s Political Career

Aamir Liaquat Hussain, a son of politician Sheikh Liaquat Hussain and renowned columnist Mahmooda Sultana, contested his maiden electoral battle in 2002 on the ticket of Muttahida Qaumi Movement from NA-249 Karachi-XI constituency. He was also appointed as the minister of state for Religious affairs and Zakat and Usher Division in September 2004 in Shaukat Aziz cabinet.

But in 2007 because of severe violation of party rules Mr. Husain was forced to resign from his seat as a member of the national assembly and as Minister of State for Religious Affairs. He quit politics in 2007. MQM also expelled him from the party in 2008. Although Mr. Hussain had joined MQM again yet he parted ways with the party after an anti-Pakistan speech made by the party head Altaf Hussain in 2016.

In 2018, Dr. Hussain joined the PTI and termed his decision as ‘his final destination’. He was also given the party ticket to contest elections from NA-225 (Karachi). Dr. Hussain managed to win the elections mainly because of PTI’s stronghold in the city. Interestingly, PTI followers who voted for Dr. Hussain expressed their ‘anger’ on social media and conveyed PM Khan that it was his decision that they had to vote for a person like Dr. Hussain.
Making headlines in 2018

In 2018, the SC issued contempt of court notice to the leader of PTI leader allegedly for his abusive language. Dr. Hussain “accused Geo TV anchor Shahzeb Khanzada of supporting blasphemy convicts,” the court was told on August 10th, 2018.  The then CJP noted that such people [like Dr. Hussain] should not be in the parliament. “He also leveled grave allegations against Najam Sethi,” the counsel added. “No one has the right to call anyone infidel or traitor.” However, Dr. Hussain finally apologized.

Dr. Hussain joined the PTI on March 19, 2018. He was, however, a critic of the PTI and its chairman in the past. He not only criticized the policies of the party but also attacked the personal life of Imran Khan. Dr. Hussain was also barred by the Islamabad High Court (IHC) in December 2017. Later on, the ban was lifted and the anchorperson was allowed to appear on TV screens.

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It is yet to be seen whether Aamir Liaquat Hussain resigning in reality or is it a tactic used to seek some attention and compel the federal government to listen to him?