by India Today World DeskIn another major blow to Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan, senior politician and former federal minister Fawad Chaudhry on Wednesday resigned from the party.
Taking to Twitter, he said, “[With] Reference[erence] In my earlier statement where I had categorically condemned the events of May 9, I have decided to take a break from politics, hence I have resigned from the party post and am parting ways with Imran Khan.”
Fawad has joined the long list of PTI leaders who have announced to quit PTI after nationwide sabotage and violent protests on May 9.
Read this also | Imran Khan’s party leader Fawad Chaudhary ran inside the court to avoid arrest. Watch
So far, Dr Shireen Mazari, Fayyazul Hassan Chohan, Malik Amin Aslam, Mahmood Moulvi, Amir Kayani, Jai Prakash, Aftab Siddiqui and Sanjay Gangwani among many others, have left Imran Khan’s party.
According to the Islamabad police, Fawad Chaudhry was arrested in May along with other party leaders on charges of “inciting arson and violent protests in a premeditated plan to endanger the peace”. Protests broke out after the arrest of Imran Khan by Pakistani Rangers outside the Islamabad High Court.
He was later released by the Islamabad High Court.
Read this also | Imran Khan gets bail in Zaman Park violence and ‘hate speech’ cases
Violence on the arrest of Imran Khan
On 9 May, PTI chief Imran Khan was arrested by the paramilitary Pakistan Rangers at the Islamabad High Court complex, leading to unrest in Pakistan. For the first time in the history of Pakistan, the Protesters stormed the Army Headquarters (GHQ) in Rawalpindi and set fire to a corps commander’s house in Lahore.
Imran Khan was arrested by paramilitary force Pakistan Rangers In a corruption case when he was in the Islamabad High Court premises, which created unrest across the country.
Following violent protests, several PTI leaders and party workers were arrested as part of a Pakistan government has started crackdown on PTI supporters,
Pak government cracks down on PTI supporters
Earlier in an address, the PTI chief, Imran Khan is facing over 100 cases across the countryhad said that the government was involved in a deliberate crackdown against his party, the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf, and its activists.
,Whoever is from PTI is on the wanted list of the government, I told the government team that I cannot allow the police officers to search my house. Then they said they were looking for those who vandalized the buildings. They need to give us evidence and if PTI people are involved, we will help them find them.