PTI West Punjab President Faizullah Kamoka has announced to part ways with the party over the violent protests that ensued across the country on May 9, following the arrest of former prime minister Imran Khan.

Addressing a press conference at Lahore Press Club, Kamoka said he has been a part of Pakistani politics for the last 30 years and loved his people with sincerity and honesty.

 Faizullah Kamoka quits PTI. — screengrab
Faizullah Kamoka quits PTI. — screengrab

“I’ve been a member of the Punjab Assembly and represented the Faisalabad representatives of the party,” he said. “My soul is satisfied that I have spent my time in politics honestly.”

Kamoka emphasised that he fulfilled all his party responsibilities with honesty. “Have always tried to protect this country as much as I can,” he said. “Political struggles should always be peaceful.”

He cited there wasn’t a single FIR against him before the May 9 incidents, adding that he still has to decide if he wanted to continue his career in politics or not.

“I made this decision myself and am not in contact with anyone,” Kamoka added.

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