Discontent Lashkari Raisani resigns from Senate membership

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QUETTA: With suspected difference of opinion on resolving the Balochistan crises, senior Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) leader Senator Haji Lashkari Raisani on Tuesday tendered his resignation from the Senate.
Sources close to Raisani while confirming his resignation, said there were differences between him and some provincial leaders of the party. These differences were also the reason behind his resignation from the post of PPP Provincial President in 2010.
“Yes I tendered my resignation to Chairman Senate and will disclose the reasons behind my resignation in a few days,” the former provincial president PPP said.
According to sources, Raisani, who is also Balochistan Chief Minister Nawab Aslam Raisani’s younger brother, was not satisfied with the central leadership’s handling of issues pertaining to Balochistan, claiming the government had mishandled it.
He had sidelined himself from party activities for the past many months and had been issuing public statements accusing Federal Ministers, including Interior Minister Rehman Malik, for polluting the political environment in Balochistan.