Former PM of Pakistan Imran KhanImage Credit source: ANI
PTI Leader Leaves Party: The military has dominated Pakistan’s politics for decades. The path to the power of the neighboring country passes through the army only. Imran Khan was also once one of the favorites of the army. Now she is the biggest headache of the army. The arrest of Imran Khan on May 9 has made him more popular in the eyes of his supporters. Despite this, the leaders of the party are leaving him for fear of army action.
Till now 24 leaders have distanced themselves from Imran Khan’s party PTI. On this he said that till now we had heard about forced marriage in Pakistan, but now divorce is being done forcefully. On the ‘illegal’ arrest of PTI workers, he recalled human rights organizations and asked where all the organizations hid? After the May 9 violence, the army is continuously tightening its grip on PTI leaders.
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Shah Mehmood can also leave Imran’s side
There is also a possibility about PTI vice-president Shah Mehmood Qureshi that he will leave the party. He has been the foreign minister in the Imran Khan government. However, Qureshi has rejected the claims of leaving the party. Meanwhile, Shireen Mazari, a close leader of Imran Khan, left the party. He is the former Human Rights Minister. Not only this, he announced his retirement from politics due to personal reasons. Shireen Mazari has been arrested by the Punjab Police for the fifth time on Tuesday. Fayyazul Hasan Chauhan also left PTI last day.
The question of the existence of Imran Khan’s party PTI
Questions are being raised on the existence of PTI due to the exodus of leaders. Party Chief Imran Khan has already claimed that violence is being done to destroy PTI. Some political analysts speculate that the exodus of PTI leaders is due to pressure from ‘outside forces’. President Imran Khan has repeatedly claimed that party leaders are being pressurized to quit PTI.
We had all heard about forced marriages in Pakistan but for PTI a new phenomenon has emerged, forced divorces.
Also wondering where have all the human rights organizations in the country disappeared.
— Imran Khan (@ImranKhanPTI) May 23, 2023
PTI President Imran Khan says that only independent investigation will clear who is doing the violence. Significantly, Imran can be arrested again. The Islamabad High Court has currently stayed his arrest. Meanwhile, he appealed to the party workers to understand the conspiracies. In his address, Imran has appealed to the party workers to avoid violence and arson.
Many former ministers among those who left PTI
Leaders who have recently defected from PTI include former Health Minister Aamir Mehmood Kiyani, former Minister Malik Amin Aslam, former Provincial Minister Dr. Hisham Inamullah Malik, PTI West Punjab President Faizullah Kamoka, and Dr. Muhammad Amjad. Apart from these, Ajmal Wazir, who was the advisor to the Chief Minister in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, former provincial minister Mubeen Khilji are included. Apart from these, the local president and vice-presidents of the party in different provinces have also left the party.
Imran Khan demands independent investigation on May 9 violence
Imran has claimed a big conspiracy behind the violence. He says that if an independent inquiry is conducted, the anti-social elements will be exposed. Arson is a big issue especially in Jinnah House or Corps Commander House. Imran says that there should be an independent inquiry into the violence. PTI Chief Imran and other party leaders have also criticized the arson and violence in the Corps Commander House. It is not just the political situation in the neighboring country that is bad. The political situation that has arisen in the midst of poverty has brought Pakistan to the brink of civil war.
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