Sheikh Rasheed decides to forgo resignation from ‘cursed’ parliament


ISLAMABAD: Awami Muslim League (AML) Chairman Sheikh Rasheed Ahmed has decided to forgo the resignation from the “cursed” parliament that he promised during the January 17 joint opposition rally.

Talking to reporters after attending the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) session at the National Assembly’s secretariat on Wednesday, Rasheed stated that the time for his resignation has passed and that there is no necessity for his resignation anymore.

Rasheed announced his resignation from the National Assembly during Lahore’s Mall Road rally. The protest was led by Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) chief Dr Tahirul Qadri and witnessed participation of several political parties, including Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf and the Pakistan People’s Party.

The Awami Muslim League chief repeatedly cursed Parliament as he announced to resign and also invited Imran Khan to follow suit.

Imran Khan replied to AML chief Sheikh Rasheed offer by saying, “I think it is a good idea; I will talk to my party and if possibly soon join you in the act.”

Earlier, in an apparent reference to the Awami Muslim League leader, Punjab Law Minister Rana Sanaullah said that ‘politics of resignation’ will soon have no meaning. Speaking to the press, the provincial law minister said that those giving deadlines now have a deadline to meet.

Sanaullah said that he can only advise Imran Khan and Sheikh Rasheed to do ‘clean politics’.


  1. Advice to Imran Khan and Sheikh Rashid to play clean politics from Maharana Sanaullah, “Mr Most Unclean a politician himself.”

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