KARACHI: Leader of Pakistan People’s Party and former petroleum minister, Dr Asim Hussain, has denied rumours that he has resigned from his position of the party’s Karachi chapter.
Asim’s statements are ambiguous as the PPP leader had earlier claimed, during an informal conversation with journalists on Saturday at the accountability court, that he has stepped down from the position as he was going out of the country for six weeks.
When asked if he resigned under pressure after meeting Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) chief Farooq Sattar, Asim said he had not tendered anything in writing.
The PPP leader told journalists that those who were spreading rumours should be probed and not him.
“I will do whatever Asif Zardari asks me to do,” Asim said.
Recent reports over the matter suggested that Asim had stepped down as the president of PPP’s Karachi chapter saying he had to travel abroad for surgery. However, Asim had said he would stay affiliated with the party as a worker.
According to inside reports, the PPP leadership had said Asim would be given an important position in response to the decision.
The resignation letter was said to be accepted by PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari, who said Asim had done a lot for the party despite his health issues. Bilawal had further said Asim would be given new responsibilities once he returns after surgery.