LAHORE - PML-N member of the Central General Council and a key figure of the party in the traders community of the City, Naeem Mir is likely to withdraw his resignation at a meeting with MNA Hamza Shahbaz Sharif and Senior Adviser to Chief Minister Zulfiqar Khosa.

Naeem Mir, who also held the office of the PML-N Secretary Information, had resigned as member Central General Council of the Party last week resenting what he told the media, arrogance and disparaging treatment meted out to him and other members of N-league traders community by MNA Hamza Shahbaz Sharif, the son of Chief Minister Punjab, whose role, according to him, in dealing with the party related matters in the city is very conspicuous.

Mir, also central general secretary of All-Pakistan Anjuman Tajran and former secretary of Mall Road Traders Association, at that time had claimed that a considerable number of MPAs and members of Party traders wing are with him and will follow his suit in case of joining any other party. However he had kept card close to the chest as to which party he was going to join since he claimed to have offer from JI and PTI.

Reliable sources in the traders and PML-N circles told this scribe that through the good offices of the high command of the party and intervention of the traders leaders, Mir feels his reservations addressed and he is going to announce withdrawal of his resignation during a meeting with Hamza Shahbaz Sharif and Zulfiqar Khosa going to take place his residence on Thursday (today). The sources said that Mir had sent his resignation to Chief Minster Shahbaz Sharif who did not accept the same rather wanted his son to address reservations of Naeem Mir.

Naeem Mir has affiliation with the PML-N for last 16 years and the party cannot afford to lose such a diehard activist who previously played pivotal role in mobilising the traders according to the party policies. The PML-N has recently taken a decision not to let go its leaders and workers out of party and addressing their grievances and complaints to keep them in the party folds. In his resignation Mir did not blame anyone and he still reposes full trust in PML-N leadership, sources to close to him said.