QUETTA: In a significant development, Sardar Usman Buzdar, the former Punjab chief minister and PTI leader has announced his decision to step away from politics.
Speaking at a press conference held at the Quetta Press Club, Buzdar has condemned the violent events that took place on May 9 and made a heartfelt plea to all political stakeholders to relinquish their party affiliations and prioritize the prosperous future of Pakistan.
Buzdar emphasized the importance of preserving peace and stability within the nation. He acknowledged that the military installations targeted during the recent acts of violence were crucial assets belonging to the state of Pakistan. Buzdar firmly stated his belief that such incidents should be avoided at all costs, emphasizing the need to protect and safeguard the interests of the nation.
To further reinforce his unwavering commitment to the Pakistan Army, Buzdar assured his allegiance and stated that he would always stand with the armed forces. Additionally, he called for the immediate release and relief of “innocent citizens” who were unjustly imprisoned and highlighted the importance of ensuring justice and fairness for all individuals.
Reflecting on his tenure as the chief minister of Punjab, Buzdar proudly stated that he had faithfully served the province for approximately three years. Throughout his time in office, he claimed to have consistently advocated for a politics characterized by nobility and integrity. However, he also acknowledged that he had been embroiled in multiple cases over the past 14 months, including an ongoing inquiry by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) into corruption allegations.
Similarly, last night former chief minister Pervez Khattak had resigned as president of the PTI Khyber Pakhtunkhwa . Asad Qaiser was also present on this occasion, but he did not talk to media.
Khattak, who was the president of PTI’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa chapter, said he was resigning from the party position, adding that he would decide the future course of action after consulting “friends and party workers”.
He also said “propaganda” being played on television was “not right” and he had taken the decision after careful consideration.
The former KP chief minister said that he had been closely monitoring the political landscape for some time and had decided to step down from his party position.
Earlier, it was reported that PTI senior leaders Asad Qaiser and Pervez Khattak went missing as their spokesperson claimed that he was unable to reach out to them since morning.