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Imran Khan terminates membership of PTI defectors, removes them from WhatsApp groups

ISLAMABAD: PTI chairman Imran Khan has cancelled the basic membership of PTI leaders who have left the party in recent days. Khan also removed them from the WhatsApp groups of the party.

More than sixty leaders of PTI have left the party while condemning May 9 attacks, holding Imran Khan’s policies responsible for attacks on military infrastructures.

The latest PTI leaders to leave the party are former MNAs Maleeka Bokhari, Mussarat Cheema and her husband Jamshed Cheema.

On Thursday evening, they held separate press conferences to denounce May 9 attacks, dissociate themselves from the PTI and supporting an action against the saboteurs.

More PTI hold press conference

Addressing a press conference, Maleeka condemned the May 9 vandalism, and attacks on the army’s installations and demanded stern action against the culprits.

She said that she was not taking the decision under any pressure and the May 9 violence influenced her to quit the party.

Meanwhile, former PTI MNA Mussarat Cheema and her husband also parted ways with the party.

Soon after their release from jail, they held a Press conference to announce that they are quitting PTI, damning May 9 attacks, and standing with the army.

PTI leaders who have left party

The arrest of Imran Khan, Chairman of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), in the Al-Qadir Trust case on May 9 triggered violent protests. PTI members and supporters assaulted state buildings around the country during these protests, setting them on fire.

As a result, there was a massive exodus of leaders from the previous ruling party.

At least 8 people died and several others suffered injuries during the protests, which lasted for almost three days. The current coalition government has shut off internet access and sent troops into the field to keep the peace.

The authorities cracked down on PTI to find individuals guilty of vandalism in reaction to the extraordinary attacks on defence and public properties.

The senior civil-military leadership of the country vowed to hold the rioters accountable under all applicable laws, including the Army Act.

Since then, a number of PTI leaders, including close associates of Khan, have declared their departure from the party as a result of the vandalism on May 9.

Some of them have blamed Khan’s policies for the assaults on military targets.

The PTI leaders who have left the party are listed below:


  • Senior vice president Fawad Chaudhry
  • Senior vice president Shireen Mazari
  • Former provincial minister Fayazul Hassan Chohan
  • Ex-MPA Abdul Razaq Khan Niazi
  • Ex-MPA Makhdoom Iftikharul Hassan Gillani
  • Ex-MPA Mian Jaleel Ahmed Sharaqpuri
  • Ex-MNA Khawaja Qutab Fareed Koreja
  • Founding member Aamer Mahmood Kiani
  • Chaudhry Wajahat Hussain
  • Former federal minister Malik Amin Aslam
  • PTI West Punjab President Faizullah Kamoka
  • Former PTI central deputy secretary general for Islamabad Dr Muhammad Amjad
  • Ex-MPA Jalil Sharqpuri
  • Ex-MPA Syed Saeed ul Hassan
  • PTI West Punjab President Faizullah Kamuka
  • Ex-MPA Makhdoom Syed Iftikhar Hasan Gilani
  • Ex-MPA Saleem Akhtar Labar
  • MNA Chaudhry Hussain Elahi
  • Ticket holder (PP-247) Chaudhry Ehsanul Haq
  • Ticket holder (PP-248) Dr Mohammad Afzal
  • Ex-MPA Zaheeruddin Khan Alizai
  • Ex-MPA Aun Dogar
  • Ex-MPA Abdul Hai Dasti
  • Ex-MPA Malik Mujtaba Niaz Gishkori
  • Ex-MPA Alamdar Husain Qureshi
  • Ex-MPA Sajjad Hussain Cheena
  • Ex-MPA Sardar Qaisar Abbas Khan Magsi
  • Ex-MPA Ashraf Rind 

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

  • Former provincial minister Dr Hisham Inamullah Malik
  • Ex-KP government spokesperson Ajmal Wazir
  • MNA Usman Tarakai
  • MNA Malik Jawad Hussain
  • Ex-KP minister Muhammad Iqbal Wazir
  • Ex-MPA Nadia Sher
  • District leader Malik Qayyum Hissam


  • MPA Bilal Ghaffar
  • MNA Jay Prakash
  • Sindh MPA Omar Omari
  • PTI Sindh Vice President Mehmood Moulvi
  • PTI Karachi President Aftab Siddiqui
  • MPA Syed Zulfiqar Ali Shah
  • MPA Sanjay Gangwani
  • MPA Dr. Imran Shah
  • District President Khairpur Syed Ghulam Shah


  • Ex-provincial minister Mubeen Khilji

Javed Mahmood
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I am an experienced writer, analyst, and author. My exposure in English journalism spans more than 28 years. In the past, I have been working with daily The Muslim (Lahore Bureau), daily Business Recorder (Lahore/Islamabad Bureaus), Daily Times, Islamabad, daily The Nation (Lahore and Karachi). With daily The Nation, I have served as Resident Editor, Karachi. Since 2009, I have been working as a Freelance Writer/Editor for American organizations.

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