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In another blow for Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), Usman Dar on Wednesday announced to leave the party as well as politics, saying he was “disappointed after May 9 incident”.

PTI had earlier claimed that Usman Dar was “picked up by unknown persons” from Karachi’s Malir Cantt area. However, days after his disappearance, Dar appeared in an interview to journalist Kamran Shahid for his Dunya TV programme on Wednesday.

“After careful consideration, I have decided to leave both the party and politics,” he said .“I’m misfit in all this.”

The development comes at a time when a number of PTI leaders have already left the party, following arrest of many supporters after May 9 incident.

May 9 a ‘black chapter’: Army says will not allow anyone to take law into their hands

“I have always praised the army, our martyrs and I always appreciated them. On May 6 I had left to visit my family. I believe that the May 9 incident did not occur in a day,” PTI leader said.

During the interview, Dar claimed that PTI chief Imran Khan was supporting a narrative in the party to use “human-shield” against his possible arrest.

Khan also supported “anti-establishment” narrative in the party, he added. “Since Imran Khan was a sportsman, he likes frontliners.”

He claimed that there were two mindsets in the party. One was supporting the politics of confrontation, which included Azam Swati, Hammad Azhar, Murad Saeed, and Farrukh Habib.

“I, Asad Umar, Shafqat Mehmood, Ali Muhammad, Omar Ayub were part of the other group that advocated reconciliation with the establishment,” he added.

In response to the Usman Dar claims, PTI alleged that Dar was forced to give such statements.

In a separate statement, Secretary General PTI Central Punjab, said he was concerned about Dar as “he seemed to be trembling and seemed on the verge of crying” during the interview.

“He [Usman Dar] needs immediate trauma and pain therapy instead of have to perform in this scripted show,” Azhar wrote on X, formerly Twitter.


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Parvez Oct 04, 2023 10:49pm
Everyone knows why he has secret here.
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TheActualTruth Oct 04, 2023 10:52pm
Everything that is usually done are means to an end. The thing that is not clear is to What End or End of What ....... Party, System or The Country.
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KU Oct 04, 2023 10:58pm
The philosophers behind these software updates have little idea of what they are initiating, well it's all for one and none for all. Sad as usual state of affairs.
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Usman Oct 04, 2023 11:28pm
Burgers of pti and the story continues
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Dilawez Shehnaz Oct 04, 2023 11:53pm
what a shame for our owners. We are living in a country which we never wanted to go this low. This country sure belongs to the powerful elites and we are here for no reason. If this is how they impose Nawaz and their rule on us then we are applying for foreign visas. it is far better to be a second class citizen in other country than third class citizen in your country. Shame on the planners. Shame on the scriptwriter. May Allah have his curse on you and your family.
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Tulukan Mairandi Oct 05, 2023 12:05am
They showed him the video of Imran's condition. Game over.
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M Salman Oct 05, 2023 12:12am
Unknowns are thinking that they are winning but they are losing to the people of Pakistan. Sorry state of affairs
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TidBit Oct 05, 2023 12:50am
@TheActualTruth, the only goal is the establishment. ours is a country for the establishment, by the establishment. The establishment will succeed and live well. the rest can suffer.
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Shahid Khan Oct 05, 2023 01:26am
Democracy is dead in Pakistan and judiciary is sleeping
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Faraz Oct 05, 2023 02:23am
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BK Oct 05, 2023 05:40am
Munir needs to stop this nonsense! I hope I live to see the day when Munir, under the pressure from public of PAK will need to do a press conference! Shame on Munir and the PAK army!
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