LAHORE: Fauzia Kasuri, one of the central figures of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf, on Wednesday announced her decision to quit the party.
Ms. Kasuri said she had sent her resignation to chairman Imran Khan and other PTI members and will send a message for her followers soon.
“It should come as no surprise to you that I have decided to leave the PTI,” read the letter thanking Imran Khan for providing her a platform to develop her political career in line with the principles of justice, merit and accountability that were previously ingrained in the party’s culture.
However, she said that since 2013, she became increasingly disenchanted by the direction the party had taken, and no longer saw it as representative of aspirations of millions of under-served citizens seeking transformative change in Pakistan.
“Furthermore, you opted to hand the reins of the party to those electables we fought against since our inception, at the cost of workers who in some cases laid down their lives for the cause,” the letter read.
“Sadly, this was the final nail in the coffin,” she said adding that she could not longer defend the party’s action.
Kasuri further stated that this letter be accepted as her formal resignation from the party.
Wishing luck to Imran Khan, she expressed hope that if the PTI chief was granted the opportunity to form a national government, he would strive to bring about the change he once promised.
I sent this message of resignation to @ImranKhanPTI and other leaders in the party a few moments ago. A message to my supporters in and outside PTI will follow shortly. May Allah guide us All. pic.twitter.com/e4dMlNGesD
— Fauzia Kasuri (@FauziaKasuri) May 23, 2018