KARACHI: A key leader of the All Pakistan Muslim League (APML) resigned over an unsuccessful show of power at a public meeting in Karachi on Sunday.
The APML Karachi president, Ahmed Hussain has reportedly sent his resignation to the founder of APML, former president of Pakistan Gen (r) Pervez Musharraf in Dubai for approval. The party leaders are pondering over the issue in order to resolve it.
The party had organised a rally at the Liaquatabad flyover, a place where the Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) and the Pak Sarzameen Party (PSP) had staged their power shows, but the APML rally failed to attract a substantial number of supporters.
Sources say that Ahmed Hussain was criticised for his policies that led to the failure of the event, describing that the issues pertained to giving responsibilities to politically inexperienced people within the party. Sources also say that the failure of the rally has caused distress within the party.
The organisers of the public meeting started turning off some of the lights in order to hide the vacant chairs on the flyover from the media.
In a statement released to the media following the failed power show, Muhammad Ali Sherwani, an APML information official has said that Musharraf has turned down Hussain’s resignation while summoning him for a meeting in Dubai.