PTI leader Asad Umar quits politics, resigns from basic party membership


Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s (PTI) leader Asad Umar at the groundbreaking ceremony of the modern circular railway in Karachi. — Instagram/asadumarofficial
  • “I have decided to completely quit politics,” says Asad Umar. 
  • Says he disagrees with policy of confrontation with state institutions.
  • Umar announced to step down as secretary general in May. 

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Asad Umar on Monday announced to quit politics and resigned from the basic membership of the Imran Khan-led party. 

Taking to X, formerly Twitter, Umar said: “After more than one decade in public life, I have decided to completely quit politics.”

“As I had already stated publicly earlier that I disagree with the policy of confrontation with state institutions, and such a policy has led to a serious collision with state institutions, which is not in the interest of the country,” he mentioned.

The PTI leader further said that he was resigning from the basic membership of the party.

Thanking the people who supported him publically, Umar said he particularly wants to show gratitude to the NA-54 team and the voters who elected him twice.

“I have tried my best to serve the constituency that I was elected from. May Allah’s blessings shine upon the Pakistani nation,” he added.

Following the May 9 attacks, which were followed by PTI Chairman Imran Khan’s arrest in the £190 million settlement case, hundreds of PTI leaders have either announced leaving the party or completely quit politics.

Several of the former party members joined newly-formed parties like Jahangir Khan Tareen’s Istehkam-e-Pakistan (IPP) and Pervez Khattak’s Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Parliamentarians (PTI-P).

On May 24, Umar announced to step down as the party’s secretary general and also announced to quit the PTI’s core committee. He had served in the position for 17 months. 

Moreover, Umar was also arrested in the missing cipher case registered under the Official Secrets Act in August but was later granted bail by a special court in Islamabad. 

His arrest came a day after senior party leader Shah Mehmood Qureshi and PTI chief were arrested in connection with an investigation.

Subsequently, the Federal Investigation Authority (FIA) submitted the challan in the cipher case against Qureshi and Khan. The agency did not add the former secretary-general’s name to the list of accused. 


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