Seat of Arbab Rahim declared vacant

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The seat of Arbab Ghulam Rahim in the Sindh Assembly has been declared vacant on Thursday. Mr. Rahim, who is also the ex-chief minister of Sindh, was terminated from the assembly after a resolution was passed on account of his continuous absence from the assembly.

The motion of declaring his seat vacant was initiated by the leader of the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) in Sindh Agha Siraj Durrani who filed the petition in the assembly on Thursday on the account that the President of Pakistan Muslim League – Quaid-e-Azam (PML-Q) Arbab Rahim is now missing from the assembly sessions for more than 40 consecutive days without informing the concerned authorities in the assembly.

The series of events that took place were anticipated by the house as the ex-CM had filed for leave on the 20th of March but the application was rejected by a significant majority of the MLAs in the assembly.

Mr. Rahim has now been living abroad for more than four years and is not coming back to Pakistan because of which he submitted an application to the house. The reason for seeking leave in assembly sessions was reported to be security concerns. The speaker of the Sindh Assembly Nisar Khuhro declared the seat of Mr. Rahim vacant on Thursday.

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