KARACHI: The PTI has sought the resignation of Firdous Shamim Naqvi as Leader of the Opposition in Sindh Assembly it devises a strong strategy ahead of the Senate elections.
The party had decided to appoint Vice-President PTI for Sindh Haleem Adil Sheikh to challenge the ruling PPP. The parliamentary leader is known for his tough stance against PPP and is expected to be given the new role in Sindh Assembly.
Naqvi had expressed displeasure over the decision stating that he has served for over two decades and his loyalties remain with the party. It must be mentioned that the PTI has sought his resignation on two occasions and expressed concerns over his performance.
Naqvi said the PTI chief organizer Saifullah Niazi asked him to submit his resignation which he has accepted. Sindh Governor Imran Ismail met Naqvi and conveyed him a message of Prime Minister Imran Khan. In September 2020, it was reported that PTI has sought the resignation of Naqvi on the directives of the prime minister but Naqvi managed to retain the position by convincing party leaders.
Sources revealed that Naqvi failed to perform well as the Leader of the Opposition in the Sindh Assembly, while his controversial statements critical of the party leadership were not welcomed. Several MPAs had also complaints against Naqvi’s harsh attitude towards them.