Ex-Sindh governor Imran Ismail quits PTI, politics

Imran Ismail released from jail

KARACHI: Former Sindh governor Imran Ismail has announced quitting the PTI, minutes after he was released from the jail after being declared innocent in a vandalism case.

The Karachi police has declared Imran Ismail innocent, citing a lack of evidence against him.

The investigation officer said no evidence could be found against Imran Ismail, and submitted a report to the Karachi Anti-Terrorism Court.

The court accepted the police’s report and issued a release order for the PTI leader. The release order stated that if Imran Ismail was not involved in any other case, he should be released.

He was ordered to submit a surety bond of Rs50,000.

The former governor had been arrested in the case of vandalism and arson following PTI Chairman Imran Khan’s arrest on May 9.

He had been arrested by the Tipu Sultan police of Karachi in the case of vandalism and incitement to violence.

Ismail was in jail on judicial remand. The police had requested to close the case under ‘A class’.

Ali Zaidi quits politics
Expressing his regret over the May 9 mayhem, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Sindh President Ali Zaidi today announced quitting Imran Khan-led PTI and politics.

While announcing his departure from politics, Ali Zaidi condemned the May 9 violence and announced that he is leaving his party positions immediately.

“I have already condemned the May 9 incidents. Whatever happened was wrong, and all those responsible should be brought to justice,” Zaidi said in a video message.

Ali Zaidi further said that he will continue to “work for Pakistan and bring investments from abroad”.



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