ISLAMABAD: Miftah Ismail, the General Secretary of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) Sindh and a former finance minister, has announced his resignation from all posts within the party.
Ismail conveyed his decision through a resignation letter addressed to Ahsan Iqbal, the central secretary general of PML-N.
Miftah Ismail has been vocal against the prevailing governance system in the country and has even criticized his own party ever since his ouster as finance minister last year. He deplores that only one per cent elite had been ruling the country to the detriment of the 99% population of the controlled people.
He opines while attention is often diverted to the conflict of interests among the sub-nationalities, sects and religions in Pakistan, the tentacles of the elite and consequences for the overwhelming majority of the people were mostly overlooked.
In today’s letter, Ismail stated, “Given the upcoming reorganisation of the party structure, I think it’s time for me to make official what is already true and move on. I, therefore, tender my resignation as General Secretary of PML-N Sindh and also resign from all party committees.”
Expressing his gratitude towards the party leadership, Ismail acknowledged the trust and responsibilities placed upon him. He specifically mentioned PML-N supremo Nawaz Sharif and President Shehbaz Sharif for their kindness and consideration throughout the years.
Additionally, he thanked senior leaders like Ahsan Iqbal, Khawaja Asif, Ayaz Sadiq, Pervaiz Rasheed, Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, and others for their leadership and friendship.
While Ismail acknowledged his withdrawal from electoral politics, he emphasised his shared vision with party members for a socially just, economically stable, and well-governed Pakistan.
He concluded his letter by extending his best wishes to the party, its leaders, and Ahsan Iqbal personally.
Miftah Ismail’s decision comes at a critical juncture for PML-N, as the party is undergoing a restructuring process to strengthen its political position in the country. The resignation of such a prominent figure within the party raises questions about the internal dynamics and future direction of PML-N.