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Another member of Economic Advisory Council quits

ISLAMABAD: A day after government withdrew nomination of Atif Mian as member of the newly-constituted Economic Advisory Council (EAC), another member of the body, Imran Rasul, has resigned from his position, saying he took the decision ‘with a heavy heart’. Prime Minister Imran Khan on last Saturday (Sep 1) had constituted an 18-member Economic Advisory Council to ensure the availability of best possible professional advice to the government on economic issues. Out of these 18 members, seven belong to the government…

Pervez Musharraf resigns as APML chief

KARACHI: Former president Gen (retd) Pervez Musharraf on Friday resigned as chief of the All Pakistan Muslim League (APML), a political party he formed in 2010. Musharraf decided to step down as the party chief following a returning officer declared him disqualified from holding public office. According to the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP), a disqualified person cannot be the head of a party. The ECP had directed the party to remove Musharraf from the post of its head. The party was also facing hindrances in…

Jamali resigns as MNA in the last week of NA “protesting against lack of funds”

ISLAMABAD - Former prime minister and senior member of PML-N Mir Zafarullah Jamali announced his resignation last week in the National Assembly to protest against lack of sufficient funds and resources for Balochistan. “I on the floor of the house announce to resign from the National Assembly,” said the former prime minister in the midst of budget debate. He further said that he will submit his formal resignation in writing to the National Assembly speaker’s office. While talking about Chairman NAB, Jamali stated…

South African President Jacob Zuma resigns after pressure from party

PRETORIA: South African President Jacob Zuma resigned on Wednesday as the ruling ANC party finally turned against him after nine years of corruption scandals, economic slowdown and falling popularity. Zuma railed against the African National Congress (ANC) for "recalling" him from office and threatening to oust him via a parliament no-confidence vote due on Thursday. In a 30-minute national television address, Zuma said he had "come to the decision to resign as president of the republic with immediate effect". Zuma …

ESPN President Skipper resigns, citing substance addiction

NEW YORK: Walt Disney Co’s John Skipper resigned on Monday as president of ESPN, the company’s most important network, due to a problem with addiction. "I have struggled for many years with a substance addiction," Skipper, who was also Disney Media Networks co-chairman, said in a statement. "I have decided that the most important thing I can do right now is to take care of my problem." George Bodenheimer will be the sports network’s acting chairman for the next 90 days, ESPN said in a statement. He had been its…

Franken announces to resign from US Senate after sexual misconduct claims

WASHINGTON: US Senator Al Franken said Thursday he will resign in the face of multiple accusations of sexual misconduct against him, becoming the second prominent Democrat to be forced out in a week over the snowballing harassment allegations convulsing the country. Franken -- a former comedian who made his name on the popular late-night show "Saturday Night Live" -- announced his decision in an emotional yet somewhat defiant address from the floor of the Senate, where dozens of his colleagues had demanded he step down.…

Robert Mugabe resigns as president of Zimbabwe

HARARE: Robert Mugabe resigned as president of Zimbabwe on Tuesday, swept from power as his 37-year reign of brutality and autocratic control crumbled within days of a military takeover. The bombshell news was delivered by the parliament speaker to a special joint session of the assembly which had convened to impeach Mugabe, 93, who has dominated every aspect of Zimbabwean public life since independence in 1980. It was greeted on the streets of the capital Harare with car horns and wild cheering. "I Robert Gabriel…

Sri Lanka captain Mathews resigns after Zimbabwe humiliation

COLOMBO: Sri Lankan cricket captain Angelo Mathews has stepped down amid intense criticism over his side's series defeat to bottom-ranked Zimbabwe on home soil, an official said Wednesday. Mathews met with chief selector Sanath Jayasuriya to discuss his future with the team before a one-off Test against Zimbabwe beginning Friday, said an official with Sri Lanka's cricket board. "He has quit the captaincy from all three forms of the game," the official said on condition on anonymity, referring to Test, one-day…