ISLAMABAD, Pakistan – The party of former Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan appears to be disintegrating, as many of its senior leaders have left the party in recent days, reports Turkish Anadolu news agency.
The spokesman Fawad Chaudhry, who was also deputy chairman parted ways with Khan’s party on Wednesday and even quit politics.
The secretary general of Khan’s Pakistan Tehreek e Insaf party, Asad Umar, also resigned from his post. But he said, he will continue to remain in the party.
Following the May 9 outbreak of violence in the country, several senior leaders announced they were leaving the party.
The government has threatened to ban the party.
Khan, a cricketer turned politician, claimed his party leaders were being forced to leave at gunpoint. Khan is fighting more than 100 court cases ranging from corruption to terrorism to rioting, all brought after his expulsion.
He says the charges are trumped up to drive him out of politics.
Since his ouster last year, Khan has been campaigning for early parliamentary elections to be held later this year.
In November, he narrowly escaped an assassination attempt at a rally.