Fauzia Kasuri announced that she was leaving Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) as she was “no longer able to defend her party’s actions.
Kasuri made the announcement on Twitter, where she shared a copy of her resignation addressed to PTI chairman Imran Khan on Wednesday.
“I have sent this message of resignation to Imran Khan and other leaders in the party a few minutes ago. A message to my supporters in and outside PTI will follow shortly, May Allah guide us all,” she tweeted.
In her letter, Ms. Kasuri wrote that she had become increasingly disenchanted by the direction of the party has taken and no longer see it as representative of the aspirations of the millions of underserved citizens seeking transformative change in Pakistan.
“Furthermore, you opted to hand the reins of the party to those electables we fought against since our inception, at the cost of workers who in some cases laid down their lives for the cause,” the letter read.