LAHORE -

The Pakistan People’s Party Senator Jehangir Badr has resigned as Leader of the House in the Senate amid reports that he was forced to quit the office by party leadership.

He submitted his resignation in the Senate Secretariat on Monday.

Talking to the media, Senator Jehangir Badr said that a former Pakistan People’s Party Prime Minister had nominated him as Leader of the House and since he was no more the Prime Minister, he had tendered the resignation.

He also rejected reports that he was leaving the Pakistan People’s Party, stating he had been associated with the Pakistan People’s Party since the days of Zulfikar Ali Bhutto and had no intention to quit the party at this point of time.

“I have no intention to leave the Pakistan People’s Party as the party is in my blood,” he concluded.

The Pakistan People’s Party sources, however, said that Badr was asked to resign by the top leadership after he showed no interest in party’s election campaign.

Already, he was removed as party’s Secretary General, and replaced by former Punjab Governor Latif Khan Khosa.