KARACHI, March 21: A former senator and federal law minister, Iqbal Haider, on Monday announced his resignation from the basic membership of the Pakistan Peoples Party, citing his unanimous election as Secretary-General of the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP).

Mr Haider said that he had e-mailed his resignation to party chairperson Ms Benazir Bhutto.

He said that the office of the HRCP secretary-general required his non-affiliation with any party, besides neutrality and impartiality.

He thanked Ms Bhutto and all party colleagues for extending their cooperation and reposing trust in him on all occasions.

—PPI

Updated Mar 22, 2005 12:00am

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