- Parvez Khattak was thrown out of PTI for not responding to the notice.
- The former KP CM was asked to clarify his stand on the anti-party moves.
- After May 9, Parvez Khattak left the post of PTI KP President.
The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) on Wednesday expelled former Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) chairman Pervez Khattak from the party for failing to respond to the “show cause notice” issued to him.
Khattak was informed of his termination in a letter sent by PTI general secretary Omar Ayub Khan. The letter was also shared on PTI’s Twitter account.
In the letter, Omar had told the former defense minister that he was served a “show cause notice” on June 21, and that he would “satisfactorily respond” within the given time regarding contacting party members and instigating them to leave the party. failed to respond”. Party”.
“Therefore, you are now given a notice of termination from your original membership of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf. Your membership of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf has been terminated with immediate effect, the letter said.
Last month, Khattak was issued a show-cause notice seeking an explanation for allegedly instigating members to quit the former ruling party. news informed of.
In the notice issued by the PTI general secretary, Khattak has been asked to explain his position on the anti-party move within seven days of the notice.
“It has come to the notice of the party leadership that you are contacting party members and instigating them to leave the party. In view of these reported activities, you are hereby called upon to submit your explanation in writing within seven days of this notice,” the show cause notice said.
It was also clarified in the notice that if his reply is found unsatisfactory or he does not respond then further action will be taken as per the policy and rules of the party.
Khattak, who served as the party’s general secretary and chief minister of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa during the PTI government, had already announced that he was quitting the post of PTI KP chairman.
During the ongoing mass exodus, several politicians deserted PTI, many claiming to have left the party and said goodbye to politics.
Fawad Chaudhry, Ali Zaidi, Mehmood Baqi Maulvi, Imran Ismail, Firdous Ashiq Awan, Aamer Mehmood Kiyani, Sardar Tanveer Ilyas, most of the politicians in the exodus that began after senior leaders of the Imran Khan-led political unit left the party one after the other. Are included. , Fayyaz ul Hasan Chauhan and Murad Ras.
Many former PTI members have joined the newly formed Istiqam-e-Pakistan Party (IPP) led by senior politician Jehangir Tareen, while some are looking for alternative options or have distanced themselves from the party following the disruptive events of May 9. Are.