The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) on Wednesday terminated the basic membership of 13 more of its leaders for violating the discipline and policies of the former ruling party.
Those expelled include Raja Riaz – Leader of the Opposition in the National Assembly (NA), MNA Noor Alam Khan – Chairman Public Accounts Committee (PAC), MNA Nuzhat Pathan, MNA Ramesh Kumar Vankwani and MNA Wajiha Qamar.
Dissident PTI MPs Rana Muhammad Qasim Noon, Sardar Riaz Mahmood Khan Mazari, Nawab Sher, Makhdoom Zada Syed Basit Ahmed Sultan, Afzal Khan Dhandla, Abdul Ghaffar Wattoo, Amir Talal Gopang and Ahmed Hussain Dilbar Hussain were also expelled from the party today. . A statement shared by the Imran Khan-led party on its official Twitter handle.
The leaders were instructed not to use the name or position of the party in any way.
In addition, the PTI general secretary served a show cause notice to former Khyber Pakhtunkhwa MPA Malik Shaukat for attending a meeting of a newly founded party without the approval of the former ruling party. He has been asked to give his reply within two days.
Last week, the PTI also expelled former KP chief minister Mahmood Khan after he defected to a breakaway faction, the PTI MPs, led by former party leader Parvez Khattak.
more than a year has passed since the age of 13 yes
Tehreek-e-Insaf has رمیش کمار وانکوانی, نزہت پتہان, وجیہہ قمر, سردار ری A new year has begun in less than a year
A new loan has been obtained for another year in the last few years
It’s a good idea…
– PTI (@PTIofficial) 2 August 2023
Several other PTI leaders including former KP MLA Wilson Wazir, Ishtia Urmar, Iqbal Wazir, Yakub Shaikh and Shafiq Afridi were also expelled from the party.
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Khattak, a former close aide of former Prime Minister Imran Khan, formed PTI MPs days after he was expelled from the party last month.
Announcing the formation of the new party, the former defense minister condemned the May 9 attacks and violent protests.
“Our existence is directly linked to Pakistan. The PTI is now completely finished in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa,” said the former provincial chief minister, who holds an important position in the province’s politics.
The politician, who had served as the General Secretary of PTI and Chief Minister of KP during the PTI government, was also sacked for failure to respond to “show cause notices” issued to him.
The PTI is in trouble, with its chairman facing multiple cases and the threat of disqualification, while key party leaders remain isolated after May 9 – the day party workers went on a rampage and attacked military installations.
Some former party members, previously considered close to the PTI chief, also damaged Khan’s party in Punjab as Jahangir Tareen, Aleem Khan and others formed the Istehkaam-e-Pakistan party in June.