ISLAMABAD - As the number of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) dissidents continues to rise with each passing day, another party leader Ajmal Wazir on Saturday quit the party in protest over May 9 violence.
Ajmal Wazir, former spokesperson of the PTI-led government in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa announced quitting the party.
Addressing a news conference here, he condemned the alleged involvement of party workers in vandalism and arson attacks on military installations and termed May 9 as a dark day in the country’s history.
I had joined the PTI in July 2018 and was elected to the KP Assembly in August 2019 to serve the people, he said. “After May 9 incidents, it has become difficult for me to continue my association and affiliation with the PTI.”
Wazir further said that he was quitting the PTI because the country was supreme for him as compared to party politics.
He claimed that PTI’s violent workers vandalized the sculpture of Capt Karnel Sher Khan, the Nishan-e-Haider recipient who sacrificed his life for Pakistan, during protests following the arrest of former prime minister Imran Khan in a graft case.
He demanded that all culprits involved in attacking the country’s institutions should be brought to justice to avert such untoward incidents in future.