ISLAMABAD: – Pervez Khattak, the president of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and a former chief minister of the province, announced his resignation from the party on Thursday.
Khattak, speaking at a news conference in Islamabad, denounced the May 9 vandalism and announced his resignation from the party office. He also served on PTI’s core committee.
The former KP chief minister said that he has earlier denounced the events on May 9. He said that he made the choice after “consulting with his friends.”
Khattak, the head of the PTI’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa chapter, announced his resignation, saying he will determine his next steps after contacting “friends and party workers.”
He also said that “propaganda” on television was “not right” and that he made the choice after great study.
According to the former KP chief minister, he had been carefully observing the political scene for some time and had chosen to resign from his party post.
It was previously reported that PTI senior officials Asad Qaiser and Pervez Khattak had gone missing, with their spokesman claiming that he had been unable to contact them since the morning.