The Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) has decided to resign from the PDM’s steering committee following the issuance of a show cause notice by the anti-government opposition Ittehad-e-Pakistan Democratic Movement.

According to sources, PPP leaders Raja Pervez Ashraf, Sherry Rehman and Qamar Zaman Kaira will resign from the PDM steering committee today.

Sources said that the PPP Central Executive Committee is of the view that the PDM is a political alliance and no party involved in it is subordinate to anyone, so an attempt has been made to cause irreparable damage to the opposition alliance by issuing show cause notices.

PPP sources said that if the PDM is to be kept active, an apology should be made to the PPP and ANP.