Latest blow to PTI as Asad Umar quits all kinds of politics
Asad Umar, one of the leading members of PTI, has decided to resign from all kinds of politics. He posted on his X handle, “After more than one decade in public life, I have decided to quit politics altogether.”
Umar also stated in his tweet that he had previously publicly stated that he disagrees with “the policy of confrontation with state institutions.”
He said, “As I had already stated publicly earlier, that I disagree with the policy of confrontation with state institutions, and such a policy has led to a serious collision with state institutions, which is not in the interest of the country.”
“I want to thank all”
He also thanked the people who elected him and those who stood by him. “I am resigning from basic membership of PTI. I want to thank all those who have supported me in public life. In particular, I want to thank the NA 54 team and the voters who elected me twice. I have tried my best to serve the constituency that I was elected from. May Allah’s blessings shine upon the Pakistani nation,” he expressed.
It has been almost a month since Umar denounced the events of May 9 and announced his resignation from party positions. He has not shown any interest in joining other parties, including the Istehkam-I-Pakistan Party or the PTI Parliamentarians, actively accepting PTI defectors.
In response to the May 9 riots that ensued after Imran’s arrest, numerous prominent PTI leaders resigned from the party following a nationwide crackdown on the party. This resign is also deemed to be an outcome of that crackdown.
a “loss” and “no one’s gain.”
PTI leader Taimur Khan Jhagra characterized Umar’s departure from politics as a “loss” and “no one’s gain.”
In his remarks, he thanked Umar for his support “at difficult points in my short political career, and specifically, for the stellar role he placed in guiding the Covid crisis through the National Command and Operation Centre.”
while on the other side, PTI, in an assertion issued after a meeting of its core committee, stated that the “kidnapping of PTI leaders for statements” was still ongoing.
“The inaction of the ECP and caretaker government on the ‘‘enforced disappearance’’ of [PTI] Central Additional Secretary General Ali Nawaz Awan is the worst example of lawlessness,” the statement continued.
According to the PTI, the ECP and caretaker government failed to fulfill their constitutional responsibilities and were the “key facilitators” in “deviating” from the Constitution.
PTI core committee demands an immediate stop to the series of “illegal” raids, arrests, harassment, and enforced disappearances of party activists and leaders. It reiterated its demand that the trial of Imran Khan’s cases be held in open court in front of local and foreign media.