ISLAMABAD - Former science and technology minister Azam Swati Wednesday resigned from the membership of Senate and JUI-F, saying that sitting in the Parliament was tantamount to wastage of time. Talking to the media, Swati remained tight-lipped about his future course of action. I have decided to detach myself from the Parliament and wrote a letter to my party leadership that sitting in this Parliament is tantamount to wastage of time, he said, adding that corruption, mismanagement, ineffectiveness of government, bad governance, lawlessness, unemployment and other socio-economic ills were increasing day by day. The PIA, Pakistan Railways (PR) and trade organisations are deteriorating, he said, terming the rulers a big threat to the country. The former minister said the government was not taking important matters seriously, as no proper line of action was drawn on the recommendations of All Parties Conference (APC). The government is least interested in important matters. The present rulers were a threat to the country, Swati said, adding that he would discuss his future course of action with his friends. He raised his concerns about the address of President Asif Ali Zardari to the joint sitting. Swati said Defence Minister Ahmed Mukhtar was running his personal business only. Earlier, Swati reportedly wrote a letter to his party leadership to quit the Parliament in protest against bad governance. However, he was issued notice from the party leadership. When contacted, JUI-F spokesman said that whatever Swati mentioned in the letter was his personal views. He said that Swati was issued notice from the party. The JUI-F is not taking any step to quit Parliament. he added. The JUI-F is sitting on the opposition benches in Centre but it is part of the treasury benches in Balochistan.