Following the arrest of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Niazi in the Al-Qadir Trust case on May 9, violent protests erupted across the country, leading to a significant number of PTI leaders severing ties with the party. The protests resulted in the storming and destruction of state installations, causing casualties and injuries. To restore order, the government implemented measures such as internet service suspension and the deployment of army troops.
In the aftermath of the widespread violence and attacks on defense and public properties, several PTI leaders, including close associates of Imran Khan, announced their departure from the party. Some attributed the attacks on military installations to Khan's policies. Here is a breakdown of the PTI leaders who have parted ways with Imran Khan, categorized by province:
PunjabFawad Chaudhry, Senior Vice PresidentShireen Mazari, Senior Vice PresidentFayazul Hassan Chohan, Former Provincial MinisterAbdul Razaq Khan Niazi, Former MPAMakhdoom Iftikharul Hassan Gillani, Former MPAMian Jaleel Ahmed Sharaqpuri, Former MPAKhawaja Qutab Fareed Koreja, Former MNAAamer Mahmood Kiani, Founding MemberChaudhry Wajahat HussainMalik Amin Aslam, Former Federal MinisterFaizullah Kamoka, PTI West Punjab PresidentDr. Muhammad Amjad, Former PTI Central Deputy Secretary General for IslamabadJalil Sharqpuri, Former MPASyed Saeedul Hassan, Former MPAFaizullah Kamuka, PTI West Punjab PresidentMakhdoom Syed Iftikhar Hasan Gilani, Former MPASaleem Akhtar Labar, Former MPAChaudhry Hussain Elahi, MNAChaudhry Ehsanul Haq, Ticket holder (PP-247)Dr. Mohammad Afzal, Ticket holder (PP-248)Zaheeruddin Khan Alizai, Former MPAAun Dogar, Former MPAAbdul Hai Dasti, Former MPAMalik Mujtaba Niaz Gishkori, Former MPAAlamdar Husain Qureshi, Former MPASajjad Hussain Cheena, Former MPASardar Qaisar Abbas Khan Magsi, Former MPAAshraf Rind, Former MPA
Khyber PakhtunkhwaDr. Hisham Inamullah Malik, Former Provincial MinisterAjmal Wazir, Former KP Government SpokespersonUsman Tarakai, MNAMalik Jawad Hussain, MNAMuhammad Iqbal Wazir, Former KP MinisterNadia Sher, Former MPAMalik Qayyum Hissam, District Leader
SindhBilal Ghaffar, MPAJay Prakash, MNAOmar Omari, Sindh MPAMehmood Moulvi, PTI Sindh Vice PresidentAftab Siddiqui, PTI Karachi PresidentSyed Zulfiqar Ali Shah, MPASanjay Gangwani, MPADr. Imran Shah, MPASyed Ghulam Shah, District President Khairpur
BalochistanMubeen Khilji, Former Provincial Minister
The departure of these leaders reflects the significant impact of the May 9 violence and the ensuing unrest on the PTI and its support base across different provinces in Pakistan.