Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Secretary General and member of PTI core committee Asad Umar has resigned from party core and executive positions after serving in the position for the last 17 months.
While Addressing a press conference in Islamabad PTI leader Asad Umar said that there is no pressure on him, it’s his own decision to resign from the party position.
He said he would also no longer remain a part of the PTI’s core committee. He clarified, however, that he was not quitting the party.
“Given the current situation […] after May 9, it is not personally possible for me to continue performing my party leadership duties,” the former federal minister said.
“I am resigning as the secretary general of PTI and as the core committee member. One of the reasons why is […] I am outspoken and I cannot issue my personal statements if I hold an office.”
He said that according to all surveys, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) is the most popular political party currently in Pakistan and the PTI’s win in by-election is a proof party’s popularity.
Asad Umar’s press conference comes hours after he was released from Rawalpindi’s Adiala Jail on the Islamabad High Court’s (IHC) orders. The court had directed the PTI leader to submit an undertaking that he would not become a part of any violent protests after his release.
Remember that Asad Umar, along with other PTI leaders, was arrested hours after violent riots erupted across the country following party chairman Imran Khan’s arrest on 9th May in the Al-Qadir Trust case.
Asad Umar was arrested under Section 3 of the Maintenance of Public Order (MPO).
Earlier Today Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) as Senior vice president Fawad Chaudhry has announced that he was resigning from the party position and parting ways with chairman Imran Khan.
“I am parting ways with Party Chairman Imran Khan and stepping down from party position,” he said in a tweet Wednesday following the mass departure of leaders from the party over the May 9 vandalism.
The PTI’s chief spokesperson referred to his earlier statement wherein he “unequivocally condemned” the May 9 violent protests triggered by the arrest of party chief Khan in the Al-Qadir Trust case.
“Therefore, I have resigned from party position and parting ways from Imran Khan,” Fawad Chaudhry announced in a tweet.
Remember that PTI senior leaders and members have parted their ways with the party following the 9th May violence, wherein military installations including General Headquarters (GHQ) in Rawalpindi and Corps Commander House Lahore were attacked by violent PTI Protestor after the arrest of party chairman Imran Khan.
A day earlier Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Faces major blow as Former Human Rights Minister Shireen Mazari and Former Punjab Minister Fayyaz ul Hassan Chohan Depart Party Following 9th May Violence.
Shireen Mazari, a close and strong aide of Imran Khan, announced a day earlier that she had decided to quit the party for her family’s sake.
Addressing a press conference in the federal capital, Shireen Mazari — the former federal minister condemned the 9th May violence and added that she was the only parent of her children after the death of her husband. “My children and parents are [now] my priority,” she remarked.
She further announces decision to retire from politics going forward.
9th May Violence
On 9th May, Former prime minister and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Imran Khan arrested by NAB and taken into custody by Rangers from the premises of Islamabad High Court (IHC) in the Al-Qadir Trust Case.
After PTI Chief arrest Violent clashes broke out across Pakistan. The protests were held in remote and major cities in result Army installations and Corps Commander’s house in Lahore came under attack during a protest of PTI workers.
Following the attack on Institutions especially at Jinnah House, authorities have registered cases against senior PTI leaders and launches crack down against the rioters.
It was also reported that Deputy Inspector General (DIG) Operations Ali Nasir Rizvi sustained severe injuries while clearing.