PTI Leaders Quit Party After Ticket Awarded To Fawad's Brother

PTI Leaders Quit Party After Ticket Awarded To Fawad's Brother
Two key PTI leaders from Jhelum have announced to quit the party after senior leader Fawad Chaudhry's brother was awarded a ticket for the PP-25 constituency.

Addressing a presser on Friday, PTI north Punjab Vice President Zahid Akhtar said he was stepping down in protest against the development.

“My captain [Imran Khan] you have broken the heart of workers of Jhelum… you slapped the workers in the face by giving the ticket to Fawad's brother”.

“From now onwards, I don't need PTI, I resign from all posts of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf,” he added.

Akhtar was accompanied by former MPA Yawar Kamal, who told media persons that PTI chairman didn't award him the ticket and cemented dynastic politics "after being blackmailed by Fawad Chaudhry".

“We supported the party in difficult times, participated in protests and sit-ins but this happened to us. Ideological people have left the party because of Fawad Chaudhry,” he added.

The former MPA went on to add that he would contest the election against the PTI candidate in PP-25 now.

A day earlier, the Supreme Court adjourned the election hearing after being told that talks between the ruling coalition and the PTI will take place after Eid.

The directives were given by a three-member bench led by Chief Justice of Pakistan Umar Ata Bandial and comprising Justice Ijazul Ahsan and Justice Munib Akhtar.

After a meeting with CJ Bandial in his chambers, Farooq Naek, the counsel for PPP, and Attorney General Mansoor Usman Awan told media persons that the ‘dialogue has been initiated and it has been decided to give each other some time’.

On Wednesday, CJ stated that the Supreme Court had finally rendered a decision about the elections and that it was time to “move on,” as he asked the political parties to develop consensus on the polling date.