PTI Sindh President Ali Zaidi has joined a lengthy list of leaders who have jumped ship, announcing on Saturday that he is leaving politics and resigning from party positions.
Zaidi stated in a video message that he had entered politics for Pakistan and had already condemned the May 9 incidents.
“Our armed forces are our pride, and we sleep peacefully because they protect our borders.” “What happened [on May 9] was very wrong, and whoever was involved in it should be held accountable,” stated PTI leader, who was transferred to Jacobabad jail last week.
After much deliberation, the former federal minister made the “difficult decision” to leave politics.
“When I leave politics, I will resign as Tehreek-e-Insaf Sindh president, core committee member, and MNA,” Zaidi stated.
Zaidi stated that he will continue to “work for Pakistan and bring investments from abroad” as he did before enter politics.
“Before entering politics, I used to bring foreign exchange to Pakistan; I’d like to do that again.” “I’m leaving politics,” declared the former federal minister, before concluding his video message with a pro-army slogan.
Zaidi, other top-tier party leaders, and thousands of workers were jailed following the arrest of PTI Chairman Imran Khan in the Al-Qadir corruption case on May 9.
The National Security Committee, the country’s top security body, and the army both declared May 9 to be “Black Day,” and the top body backed the army’s decision to try the vandals under the Pakistan Army Act.
The military’s high command has also decided that culprits, spoilers, and violators who attack military sites and setups will no longer be tolerated under any circumstances.
Following the mayhem of May 9, Zaidi was arrested and placed under house arrest under Section 4 of the Maintenance of Public Order Act, and his residence in the port city was constituted a sub-jail.
As leaders left PTI, rumors spread that Zaidi was also going.
However, in a press conference on May 17, Zaidi clarified that he entered politics through the platform of his present party and would not leave it no matter what.
“I want to be clear today: I am not leaving PTI.” I’ll depart when Imran Khan leaves. “No one can buy my loyalty,” Zaidi had declared at the time.
After pledging allegiance to PTI and Imran Khan, the Sindh government quickly transferred Zaidi to Jacobabad jail and lifted his house arrest.