- Asad Umar says, “I have decided to leave politics completely.”
- Says he disagrees with the policy of confrontation with state institutions.
- Omar had announced his resignation from the post of general secretary in May.
Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Asad Umar on Monday announced his decision to quit politics and resigned from the core membership of the Imran Khan-led party.
X, Former On Twitter Omar said, “After more than a decade in public life, I have decided to leave politics completely.”
He said, “As I have already said publicly, I disagree with the policy of confrontation with state institutions and such a policy has given rise to serious confrontation with state institutions, which is not in the interest of the country. ”
The PTI leader further said that he is resigning from the basic membership of the party.
Thanking people who publicly supported him, Omar said he especially wanted to express his gratitude to the NA-54 team and the voters who elected him twice.
He said, “I have tried my best to serve the constituency from where I have been elected. May Allah bless the Pakistani nation.”
Following the May 9 attacks, which led to the arrest of PTI Chairman Imran Khan in the £190 million settlement case, hundreds of PTI leaders have announced either leaving the party or quitting politics altogether.
Many former members of the party joined newly formed parties such as Jahangir Khan Tareen’s Istehkaam-e-Pakistan (IPP) and Pervez Khattak’s Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Parliamentarians (PTI-P).
On 24 May, Omar announced his resignation from the post of general secretary of the party and also announced his resignation from PTI’s core committee. He served in this post for 17 months.
Besides this, Omar was also arrested in August in the missing Cipher case registered under the Official Secrets Act, 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) filed challan against Qureshi and Khan in the cipher case. The agency did not add the name of the former general secretary to the list of accused.