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When Imran Khan founded the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) party in 1996. At that time, Imran would not have thought at all that a time would come when his party members would leave him one by one. The list of those who left PTI is getting longer. Firdous Ashiq Awan, former Special Assistant to the Chief Minister of Punjab, also left the party on Friday. Altogether 38 PTI leaders have so far Imran Khan has left the side of
Firdaus Ashiq Awan leaving the party is not surprising. The surprising thing in this is that while leaving the party, he has made a big allegation against Imran. He said that after the incident on May 9, the question of staying in the party does not even arise. Those who have attacked army bases have attacked the foundation and ideology of Pakistan. Firdous even claimed that after the arrest of Imran Khan, the conspiracy of riots was hatched at his house Zaman Park.
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Imran’s wicket falling one by one!
Imran’s helplessness and loneliness can be gauged from the fact that his party’s ‘wickets’ are falling one by one. Till now at least 38 leaders have left his party. The surprising thing is that Chhutbhaiya leaders are not included in these. The names of former ministers and leaders close to Imran are in the list of those who left the party. Now the question arises that why everyone is leaving Imran’s sinking boat. Let’s know the answer to this too.
Why are leaders leaving the party?
Actually, the world saw the pictures of Imran’s arrest and then the ruckus in Pakistan. Enraged by the arrest, Imran’s supporters threw the country into riots. Whether Lahore… whether Karachi or Peshawar, every city of Pakistan was surrounded by flames and Imran supporters. His supporters, demanding the release of Imran, also set the army headquarters on fire. This attack on the Pakistani army hurt its reputation.
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Due to the scene of arson and sabotage, there was a wrinkle on the forehead of the army and the government. Both Pakistani army and government swore that revenge would be taken for this. The threat of action under the Army Act was already hovering over Imran. From above the government decided that those who are involved in violence. Action will be taken against them also under the Army Act. Now it is important to understand here that if someone is found guilty under the Army Act, then he can be hanged.
The government has already initiated action against the top leaders of the party, including Imran, for their involvement in the riots. The sword of arrest is also hanging on all of them. Courts are also being bypassed to avoid arrest. It is being said that the government has given the accused leaders an option to first condemn the violence on May 9 and then leave the party. On top of that, there is also the fear of the Army Act. It is believed that because of this everyone is leaving the party.
How many people left the party?
Add Firdaus Ashiq Awan, so far the number of people who have left PTI has gone up to 38. This includes from former ministers to top leaders. Not only this, but some were considered very close to Imran. But when the stick of the army and the government worked, they also left their captain’s side. The leaders who have left the party include names like Shireen Mazari, Fawad Chaudhary, Asad Umar, Shah Mehmood Qureshi, Jahangir Tareen, Aleem Khan, Akbar S. Babar, Hammad Azhar, Abdul Aleem Khan. Altogether 15 former ministers have left the party.