When the former Prime Minister of Pakistan and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan was arrested on May 9, there were fires in many areas, the market for violence was heated. Even the army headquarters in Rawalpindi was targeted by the angry crowd. Then the court pronounced the decision of Imran Khan’s immediate release and also granted bail. Even after that, the army and police leveled several charges against Imran Khan and his house was searched, a case was registered under the Army Act. In every situation, Imran Khan proved himself strong and showed determination not to be defeated till the last ball. But in the last few days, 32 PTI leaders have left Imran Khan’s side one after the other. At a time when Imran Khan is in dire need of his leaders, why is there a queue of people resigning from the party?
In fact, Shireen Mazari, who was the Minister for Human Rights in the Imran government, was considered special by Imran Khan. In recent days, he not only resigned from the party but bid farewell to politics itself. Earlier, Fawad Chaudhary, who justified everything Imran Khan said, also distanced himself from Imran. Similarly, there are many leaders from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Balochistan, Punjab, Sindh region who have cut ties with the PTI chief. The main reason behind this is their future!
If you look at the political environment in Pakistan, you will find that an upheaval is going on. Many leaders related to Imran Khan have been repeatedly arrested. Shireen Mazari was arrested four times by the Pakistan Police after May 12. After that, his health deteriorated. Mazari then left the party saying that she now wants to focus on her family. He also said that the violence that took place on May 9 and 10 has broken his heart. Similarly, other leaders have also given their reasons for leaving the party. Most of them have expressed concern about the violence in Pakistan and some have even asked Imran Khan not to stand against the army and institutions, but to fight against the political parties.
The current situation suggests that all the leaders now see Imran Khan’s future clearly. They feel that action will be taken against Imran under the Army Act and if he gets jailed, then the situation will get worse. Gradually the Pakistani government will take action against them, and then they will also be put in jail. Imran Khan was arrested last time for the Qadri Trust, but dozens more cases are registered against him. Not only that, their relatives are also being persecuted. Imran Khan’s political future looks bleak. The party is on the verge of breaking up, and who wants to ride in a sinking boat?