PESHAWAR: The Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) is grappling with a series of resignations in Peshawar, as Ziaullah Afridi, the Provincial Secretary Finance, stepped down from his role on Tuesday.
Afridi conveyed his resignation through a written letter addressed to the acting president of the party, citing personal reasons and a desire to step back from current responsibilities within the party.
Ziaullah Afridi, a prominent figure within the People’s Party and a key player in the province’s political landscape, adds significance to his departure.
Just before the PPP Chairman jalsa in Peshawar on Saturday, two other PPP members and former federal ministers, Asma Alamgir and Arbab Alamgir, have previously resigned from the party, citing differences with party leaders as the primary reason. This points to a potential internal discord within the party.
While none of the departing members have indicated joining another party, there are reports of meetings with politicians from the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) and other parties.
The sources have indicated that PMLN and JUI-F reached out to Ziaullah Afridi, extending an invitation to join their respective parties.
The sudden exit of these influential figures has led to speculation about the underlying reasons and potential ramifications for the PPP in Peshawar and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
Ziaullah Afridi has served in the Pervez Khattak’s cabinet in the PTI government in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.