Former IAS officer turned politician Shah Feasal on Monday stepped down from the position of party president. Feasal was heading the J&K Peoples Movement (JKPM) after quitting his job.

In a statement issued here the state Executive Committee of J&K Peoples Movement (JKPM) said that in an online meeting request of Dr. Shah Faesal to spare him from the organisational responsibilities was discussed.

Dr Shah Faesal had informed State Executive Members that he is not in a position to continue with political activities and wants to be freed from the responsibilities of the organisation.

Keeping in view this request, it was decided to accept his request so that he can better continue with his life and contribute whichever way he chooses.

On this occasion, Dr Shah Faesal’s contribution as a well-wisher of the people of J&K was recalled and best wishes were accorded to him.

It was further unanimously decided to appoint current Vice President Feroze Peerzada as President for the party in the interim till formal elections can be held for the post of President.

The Committee also accepted the resignation of Chairman Javed Mustafa Mir and accorded farewell to him.

Javed Mustafa Mir a veteran political figure of the J&K has been under house arrest since August 5, 2019.

Notably, speculations are rife that Shah Feasal’s resignation from services has not been accepted and he may likely join the government back.

However, there has been no word from Shah Feasal on this development so far.