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Pak: Imran’s party PTI rejected the resignation of Omar Ayub

A major development has come to light in former Pakistan PM Imran Khan’s party Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI). The resignation of General Secretary Omar Ayub Khan has now been rejected by the party. Members of the parliamentary party passed a resolution not to accept his resignation.

MPs passed the proposal

A day after Omar Ayub resigned from the post of PTI General Secretary, party MPs have unanimously passed a resolution to reject it. This was a surprising development amid reports of growing differences within the PTI, as Omar Ayub said he wanted to “focus” on his role as Leader of the Opposition in Pakistan’s National Assembly.

Omar Ayub had said this

Pak: Imran's party PTI rejected the resignation of Omar Ayub

Umar had said that PTI founder Imran Khan has accepted his resignation, given on June 22, through a letter addressed to jailed former Prime Minister and party president Barrister Gauhar Ali Khan.

Imran Khan

However, a meeting of PTI lawmakers approved a resolution not to accept the opposition leader’s resignation and reposed full confidence in his leadership as the party’s secretary general.

Reports of disgruntled leaders forming a separate block condemned

Moreover, the resolution proposed continuation of Umar’s services as PTI secretary general. The resolution also condemned reports of the possible formation of a Forward Bloc by some disgruntled PTI leaders. The resolution said there is no truth in reports about any Forward Bloc in PTI. All members are united under the leadership of the party’s founder and lifelong president.

Omar Ayub

PTI senior leader Sher Afzal Marwat demanded resignation from PTI veteran Shibli Faraz over Fiday, saying the party would be free of the “capture mafia” only then. Marwat, who has been in a dispute with Faraz and other party leaders, said, “I demand Shibli Faraz’s resignation from party posts and as opposition leader in the Senate.”

Earlier in May, outspoken jurist-turned-politician Afzal Marwat had also refused to work with senators Faraz and Umar, saying they did not allow him to meet PTI founder Imran Khan.