PTI Chairman and former Prime Minister Imran Khan has alleged that members are being forced to leave his political party at ‘gunpoint’. The latest allegation comes as several members of PTI announced their resignation.
According to the details, the PTI Chief made the startling claims while having an informal chat with journalists at an anti-terrorism court (ATC) in Islamabad where he appeared for seeking bail in eight different cases lodged against him.
“People are not leaving the party on their own, they are being forced to do so, and that too at gunpoint,” Imran Khan said.
He said that he was not bothered by the several key PTI leaders who have in recent days called it quits, however, he is only worried about the workers and especially the women.
The former premier further maintained that the PTI will not fade away like the ongoing efforts to eliminate it, asserting that the diminishing vote bank of the PDM would lead to its political destruction.
PTI members jump ship
The May 9th protests against Imran Khan’s arrest in the Al-Qadir Trust case resulted in violent attacks on Army and State property. The attacks were widely condemned as the government and the military vowed strict action against the miscreants.
Meanwhile, PTI too condemned the attacks and distanced itself from them. However, since then, key PTI leaders are quitting the party at an alarming rate. They have condemned the attacks on military installations and claimed that they could not continue working for PTI after the May 9th incidents.
So far, Mahmood Baqi Maulvi, Aamer Mehmood Kiani, Sanjay Gangwani, Malik Aslam Amin, Hisham Inamullah, Dr Muhammad Amjad, Dr Imran Ali Shah, Karim Bux Gabol, Faiz Kamoka, and Pir Saeedul Hassan have quit the party. Jamshed Cheema and his wife Musarrat Cheema have also decided to leave PTI.
A day earlier, Chaudhry Wajahat Hussain announced his resignation from the PTI and reached out to his brother, PML-Q chief Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain, to unite the country through politics.