Former federal minister Ghulam Sarwar Khan also announced his separation from the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI).
Ghulam Sarwar Khan in a statement while addressing a press conference condemned the May 9 tragic incidents and said “whatever happened on that day was bad, so I announce to leave the PTI.”
He said that the armed forces of Pakistan have sacrificed for the survival and security of the country, those who attacked the martyrs’ memorial, GHQ and military establishment were guilty of anti-national, they attacked the heart of Pakistan, not the GHQ, Corps Commander House, I condemn all these evil intentions and unholy actions.
Ghulam Sarwar said that those involved in such crimes should be punished, those who clashed with the institutions, I strongly condemn it.
May 9 tragedy:
On May 9, the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) arrested PTI Chairman Imran Khan from the Islamabad High Court premises in the Al-Qadir Trust case, after which protesting PTI activists attacked military installations and government properties, including Jinnah house Lahore and Radio Pakistan Peshawar building.
Crackdown of security agencies:
After the May 9 violence in the country, the law enforcement agencies took strict action and arrested several miscreants, while the central leaders of the PTI were placed under house arrest under 3MPO on this occasion.
After the crackdown against PTI, many prominent leaders of the party have left it so far, including Fawad Chaudhry, Shireen Mazari, Amir Kayani, Ali Zaidi, Imran Ismail, Firdous Ashiq Awan, Fayyaz Chohan, Maleeka Bukhari, Aftab Siddiqui, Mehmood Maulvi, while the party’s Secretary General Asad Umar has also resigned from all posts.
The number of leaders who broke away from the PTI has increased to more than 100.