On Monday, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan held a surprise press conference in Karachi in which he announced that Aamir Liaquat, will be joining the party.
After this announcement was made, some staunch PTI supporters openly voiced their dismay over this news and some even said that they would be quitting the party.
One of the more prominent members of PTI, Salman Ahmad said that he can no longer justify Imran’s decisions and that he is no longer part of the party which he has supported for the past 35 years.
Taking to Twitter, he stated “After 35 years of defending, supporting and justifying Imran Khan to the world, I no longer can. I fear the reptiles surround him.”
The Junoon guitarist however, was not the only one unhappy with the party’s recent developments.
Adil Ansari, a part of the social media team of PTI said, this was “not the PTI I joined” and “with Aamir Liaquat types joining PTI, I don’t see light at the end of the tunnel.”
Author and PTI supporter Mehr Tarar said while it was “fun fighting for the PTI I believed in”, she says no more.
Meanwhile Liaquat himself is very excited to be part of PTI and during his speech on Monday, he claimed that PTI will clean sweep the upcoming general elections from Karachi.
“It feels as if I were already a part of the PTI…this party is my final destination,” said the former Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) leader. “I have not joined [Imran] Khan but I have joined Pakistan…our joint struggle will be against corruption,” he added.
Imran Khan, while addressing the participants, said Liaquat represented the ‘youth of Karachi’.
“We want to take people on board to bring change…Pakistan will not prosper until Karachi is developed,” said Imran, adding that “politicians learn from their past [and make the right decisions]”.