PTI expels 13 more dissidents

ISLAMABAD   -  The opposition Pakistan Tehreek- e-Insaf (PTI) on Wednesday expelled 13 more dissidents including Leader of the Opposition in the National Assembly Raja Riaz Ahmad and Chairman Public Accounts Committee Noor Alam Khan for violating the party discipline.

The party also issued a show-cause notice to Malik Shaukat Ali, ex-MPA from Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (KP), which seeks to explain his position within two days for attending a meeting of the new party announced by former chief minister Pervez Khattak.

PTI Secretary General Omar Ayub Khan issued separate termination notices to the party’s present and former MPs and politicians who had defected to the party in the past. The notices directed them to refrain from using party name and designation in any manner otherwise legal action would be taken against them.

Omar terminated the basic PTI membership of Raja Riaz Ahmad, Noor Alam Khan, Ramesh Kumar Vankwani, Ms. Nuzhat Pathan, Ms. Wajiha Qamar, Sardar Riaz Mehmood Khan Mazari and Rana Muhammad Qasim Noon.

Moreover, Nawab Sher, Makhdoomzada Syed Basit Ahmad Sultan, Afzal Khan Dhandla, Muhammad Abdul Ghaffar Wattoo, Aamir Talal Gopang and Ahmad Hussain Deharr were also expelled from the party.

They were served with show cause notices dated March 19, 2022, but they failed to provide a satisfactory reply within the given stipulated time, said a statement issued by the PTI statement. Therefore, they were expelled from the party, it added.

Similarly, Malik Shaukat Ali was served with a show-cause notice to explain his position for violating the party policy by attending the meeting of the newly announced party.

“If your reply is unsatisfactory or you do not respond, further action will be taken as per party policy and rules,” reads the notification.

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