Asad Umar, a senior leader and close aide of Imran Khan, has dealt a significant blow to Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) by announcing his permanent departure from politics. Umar, the former finance minister, revealed his decision on a microblogging platform, explaining that after more than a decade in public life, he has decided to completely withdraw from politics.
Expressing his disagreement with PTI’s policy of confrontation with state institutions, the 62-year-old emphasized that these policies have led to serious conflicts with state entities, contrary to the country’s interests. Umar officially resigned from the basic membership of PTI, expressing gratitude to those who supported him throughout his public service. He specifically acknowledged the NA 54 team and the voters who elected him twice.
Despite his resignation, Umar affirmed his dedication to serving his constituency. The post concluded with a heartfelt wish for Allah’s blessings upon the Pakistani nation. This decision adds Asad Umar to the growing list of PTI leaders who have stepped down from their positions in the aftermath of the crackdown following the events of May 9th.