Firdous Naqvi resigns, resignation handed over to Governor Sindh

Pakistan Tehreek e Insaf (PTI) stalwart and leader of the opposition in Sindh Assembly Firdous Shamim Naqvi on Wednesday tendered his resignation from the post, he submitted his resignation to Governor Sindh, Imran Ismail.

Governor Sindh confirmed the development and said that Naqvi’s decision was made on ‘moral grounds’ while the Prime Minister of Pakistan, Imran Khan was yet to say anything on the situation.

He added that Naqvi had apologized in a Twitter message over his statement outside the office of Sui Southern Gas Company (SSGC) office on September 18. However, the decision for approving the resignation of Naqvi is yet to be made, he added.

The development follows an incident earlier this month where Naqvi lost his composure and issued disparaging remarks against the premier and Ayub over poor gas delivery in Karachi.

“I am not concerned if it is the PTI’s government [at the Centre] or the PML-N’s,” he said during a press conference. “The city has very poor gas delivery. I will keep on raising my voice [over the issue]. The prime minister should listen, Omar Ayub should listen and Nadeem Babar should also listen. I will make sure they feel ashamed and will say to them ‘Koi sharam hoti hai koi haya hoti hai (Where is your shame, your honour?)’,” said Naqvi.