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Imran Khan is my friend but I won’t leave PPP: Aitzaz Ahsan

Aitzaz Ahsan said relations with political parties should remain polite. He also rejected the rumor that he is in Bani Gala and is going to join PTI, calling it propaganda. 

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PPP founding member and prominent lawyer Aitzaz Ahsan has dispelled the notion that he is going to leave PPP and join the incumbent government’s rival PTI. He said Imran Khan is his friend but he will not leave PPP.

Aitzaz Ahsan made the remarks while addressing an important press conference in Lahore. He said that his house has been sharing a wall with Imran Khan for the last fifty years but PPP is his family.

He said that he does not believe in badmouthing anyone or using the language of Rana Sanaullah over political differences. Even during the lawyers’ movement, he was ready to leave the lawyers instead of PPP.

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Moreover, Aitzaz Ahsan said relations with political parties should remain polite. He also rejected the rumor that he is in Bani Gala and is going to join PTI, calling it propaganda.

“I have no intentions of joining another political party. In fact, I am not even going to leave PPP,” Aitzaz Ahsan said.

Aitzaz Ahsan invited to join PTI

Earlier, Aitzaz Ahsan was invited to join PTI. During a press conference in Lahore, PTI leader Farrukh Habib invited Aitzaz Ahsan to join the party, saying, “He is a role model for political workers.”

“Aitzaz Ahsan openly disagrees with his party’s decision while no one can dare to disagree in PPP and PML-N,” he said.

Farrukh Habib said that if Aitzaz Ahsan wanted to join PTI, he could come. “For every good person, we have opened our gates,” he added.

Aitzaz Ahsan made quite the headlines recently. He lashed out at the Establishment and accused Chief of Army Staff Gen Qamar Bajwa of allegedly facilitating the acquittal of the Sharif family.

Following Aitzaz Ahsan’s remarks, PPP immediately distanced itself from the recent statement of its veteran leader Aitzaz Ahsan, saying that it was his personal view and does not reflect the party policy.

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PPP also convened a meeting of the Central Executive Committee (CEC) to table a resolution against Aitzaz Ahsan, seeking to suspend his membership and issuing him a show-cause notice.