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Mahmood Maulvi quits PTI, resigns from the National Assembly in protest after 9 May riots

MNA Mahmood Maulvi on Tuesday announced to quit PTI, and resigns from the National Assembly in protest after the 9 May riots!

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Senior Vice President Karachi, Mahmood Baqi Maulvi, has taken this decision in protest after the party workers’ riots following the arrest of PTI Chairman Imran Khan.

In a press conference in Karachi, Maulviaannouncing his decision said, “We can change political parties but we cannot change our army. I have never gone against the army nor will I do it in the future.”

He also shared that party workers had been discussing before May 9 that they would go to the General Headquarters (GHQ) in Rawalpindi in case Khan was arrested.

“I told them we should not fight against the army because there is no reason for it.”

Maulvi maintained that neither did know the people who participated in the violent protests, nor was he a part of them, adding that the actions of those involved in the riots were “indefensible”.

“It is not permissible to fight against the army anywhere,” he said.

He further clarified that he was not going to join another political party. Instead, he would either form a social welfare organization or a new party.


Saman Siddiqui

Saman Siddiqui, A freelance journalist with a Master’s Degree in Mass Communication and MS in Peace and Conflict Studies. Associated with the media industry since 2006. Experience in various capacities including Program Host, Researcher, News Producer, Documentary Making, Voice Over, Content Writing Copy Editing, and Blogging, and currently associated with OyeYeah since 2018, working as an Editor.

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