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Imran Khan takes firm action, cancels party membership of all defectors

Imran Khan's decision to cancel the basic membership of party defectors comes as a response to a series of resignations by PTI leaders and office-bearers in recent days.

In a bold move, PTI Chairman and former Prime Minister Imran Khan has taken a decisive action against party members who recently defected. Imran Khan has revoked the basic membership of all leaders and office-bearers who resigned from the party in the past few days.

According to the details, Imran Khan has ordered the removal of defectors who were part of the party’s core committee. They will no longer be part of PTI’s WhatsApp groups and the social media accounts will be updated to modify the references of the defectors.

While so far, no references have been shared, the PTI’s official twitter account has shared and retweeted posts declaring the defections to be what it refers to as “forced divorces”.

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The decision of Imran Khan to cancel the basic membership of party defectors comes as a response to a series of resignations by PTI leaders and office-bearers in recent days. These defections have raised concerns within the party and prompted Imran Khan to take swift action to maintain party discipline and unity.

The May 9th protests against Imran Khan’s arrest had resulted in attacks on military installations, including the General Headquarters in Rawalpindi. The vandalism and arson had been strongly condemned and both the government and the army vowed strict action against the miscreants.

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Since then, several PTI leaders and lawmakers have quit the party while condemning the May 9th violence. A close aide of Imran Khan, Asad Umar, has relinquished his posts of secretary general and core committee member, citing the ongoing situation.

The long list of several party leaders and lawmakers — including Fawad Chaudhary, Shireen Mazari, Aamir Mehmood Kiani, Malik Amin Aslam, Mahmood Moulvi, Aftab Siddiqui, Fayyazul Hassan Chohan, Maleeka Bokhari among others — have publicly denounced the attacks on the state installations and announced leaving the former ruling party since the May 9 vandalism.