The mysterious resignation of Faisal Raza Abidi – Official and Leaked Version – by Ali Taj

While the official version lacks any depth or reason we cannot stop and wonder that it is not a tradition in Pakistan to casually resign coveted offices. The grapevine and leaked information says otherwise. Faisal Raza Abidi in leaked media call is resigning in protest of shia killing and lack of action by all organs of the state and media.  We have been hearing similar protests by Faisal Raza in the past and we respect his bold and true stance.

However, one cannot help but wonder that the so called free media which refuses to cover over two hundred fifty thousand gathered at Minar e Pakistan (1 July 2012), by even a single major talk show, will give us the truth about Faisal Raza Abidi’s resignation.

At the same time one cannot help thinking back to Zufiqar Mirza Episode. Another PPP stalwart that took a stand reigned and then disappeared. Let us hope Faisal is different and it is not another ploy by PPP to shore up some votes based on division of one kind or another.



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