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Sayeeda Warsi's Resignation Is Really Big News In Pakistan

Baroness Sayeeda Warsi resigned from her post in the UK government today over its position on Gaza. But it turns out there's more interest in the story from elsewhere.

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Her resignation sparked a huge amount of interest from Pakistanis.

I'm seeing people here in Pakistan are really happy over @Syeeda Warsi's resignation.

Sophiya Qadeer@sophiyaqadeer

I'm seeing people here in Pakistan are really happy over @Syeeda Warsi's resignation.

2:11 PM - 05 Aug 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Now you proove that you are the daughter of Great Pakistan, Thenxxxx Mrs.Warsi.@SayeedaWarsi

arslan awan g@ArslanawangG

Now you proove that you are the daughter of Great Pakistan, Thenxxxx Mrs.Warsi.@SayeedaWarsi

9:44 AM - 05 Aug 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

'Sayeeda Warsi' is #2 trending topic in Pakistan for 1 hour and 40 minutes http://t.co/PoqpxFKogy

Trendoa Pakistan@trendoaPK

'Sayeeda Warsi' is #2 trending topic in Pakistan for 1 hour and 40 minutes http://t.co/PoqpxFKogy

1:39 PM - 05 Aug 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Sayeeda Warsi resigns over differences with UK Govt over its Policy on Gaza, Not one politician in #Pakistan in 68 years has done that.

Talisman@2talisman

Sayeeda Warsi resigns over differences with UK Govt over its Policy on Gaza, Not one politician in #Pakistan in 68 years has done that.

9:59 AM - 05 Aug 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Many commenters praised her beneath articles written in Pakistani press.

Pakistan Today / Via pakistantoday.com.pk

And others suggested that she could stand for a parliamentary seat in the country.

Baroness Warsi can now stand for a parliament seat in Pakistan -- and easily win

omar r quraishi@omar_quraishi

Baroness Warsi can now stand for a parliament seat in Pakistan -- and easily win

11:00 AM - 05 Aug 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Baroness Warsi for Prime Minister of Pakistan! #AchaSorry

IA@Punjkora

Baroness Warsi for Prime Minister of Pakistan! #AchaSorry

9:36 AM - 05 Aug 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Siraj Datoo is a political reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in London.

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