Islamabad: In another blow to former Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan’s Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), a former minister Fawad Chaudhry has announced parting ways with the party and taking a break from politics.
The former vice-president of the PTI said in a tweet that he has resigned from the party position.
“My earlier statement where I unequivocally condemned 9th May incidents, I have decided to take a break from politics, therefore, I have resigned from party position and parting ways from Imran Khan,” he said.
Chaudhry’s decision comes a day after senior leader Shireen Mazari quit the party.
Mazari had been arrested several times during the past few days following the May 9 riots triggered by the arrest of the Imran Khan in the Al Qadir Trust case.
Earlier, she was re-arrested once again after a court in Gujarat city in Pakistan’s Punjab province approved her bail in a case related to the vandalism and attacks on defence and public installations including Lahore Corps Commander House and General Headquarters (GHQ) during the violent protests.