Nafees Siddiqui quits PPP

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Senior leader of the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP), Nafees Siddiqui, quit the party on Thursday, citing the government’s failure in apprehending the murderers of Shaheed Benazir Bhutto despite being in power for almost four years now.
Speaking at a press conference at his residence, Siddiqui said the people of the Sindh as well as the PPP workers are disappointed with the party’s performance in the government. “The party is neither following the mission of Benazir Bhutto nor have arrested the slain leader’s murderers,” he said. “It has lost the mandate of people and, therefore, it should go for fresh elections.”
He said that he had not yet decided to form his own party or join any other, and will take a decision about his political future after consulting with his friends in the lawyers’ and journalists’ communities. For the past two years, Siddiqui has not been active in the PPP after the party’s leadership did not consider him for allotment of a Senate ticket.