In another blow to PTI, Shaukat Tarin quits Imran Khan-led party

Former finance minister Shaukat Tarin gestures during a pre-budget press conference in Islamabad on June 10, 2021. — AFP

In a fresh blow to the former ruling party, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s (PTI) another wicket downed as former finance minister Shaukat Tarin parted ways with Imran Khan-led party on Friday.

The former finance czar confirmed giving up his party membership and resignation from his seat in the Senate as well, in conversation with Geo News.

Tarin said that he is also bidding adieu to the politics, as he quit the PTI, which already undergoes deterioration amid legal and political hurdles.

The ex-minister is the last one to dissociate with the former ruling party, joining a long list of leaders — including Asad Umar, Usman Dar, Fawad Chaudhry, Shireen Mazari, and Pervez Khattak.

Several other PTI leaders have parted ways with Khan following May 9 — the day when the party workers ransacked state installations after his arrest.

A crackdown was also launched against those involved in the events, leading to the arrest of hundreds of party workers and leaders — including Vice Chairman Shah Mahmood Qureshi.

More to follow…

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