How many leaders have quit PTI till now?

Bigwigs including Imran Ismail have announced parting ways with Imran Khan over May 9 mayhem

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May 9 violence prompts PTI leaders to part ways with party chief Imran Khan. — AFP/FIle
May 9 violence 'prompts' PTI leaders to part ways with party chief Imran Khan. — AFP/FIle

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan’s arrest in the Al-Qadir Trust case on May 9 and subsequent violent protests, during which unruly supporters and workers stormed and torched state installations almost across the country, unleashed a mass exodus of leaders from the former ruling party.

The nearly three-day-long protests also claimed at least 8 lives and injured dozens of others with the incumbent coalition government suspending internet services and deploying army troops to maintain law and order situation.

Following the unprecedented attacks on defence and public properties, the crackdown was launched on the PTI to detain the suspect involved in the vandalism with the country’s top civil-military leadership vowing to try rioters under relevant laws of the country including the Army Act.

Since then, several PTI leaders including close aides of Khan have announced quitting the party over May 9 vandalism with some blaming Khan’s policies for the attacks on the military installations.

Here is the province-wise breakdown of PTI leaders who have parted ways with the deposed prime minister:


  • Raja Khurram Nawaz 


  • Senior vice president Fawad Chaudhry
  • Senior vice president Shireen Mazari
  • Former provincial minister Fayazul Hassan Chohan
  • Ex-MPA Abdul Razaq Khan Niazi
  • Ex-MPA Makhdoom Iftikharul Hassan Gillani
  • Ex-MPA Mian Jaleel Ahmed Sharaqpuri
  • Ex-MNA Khawaja Qutab Fareed Koreja
  • Founding member Aamer Mahmood Kiani
  • Chaudhry Wajahat Hussain
  • Former federal minister Malik Amin Aslam
  • PTI West Punjab President Faizullah Kamoka
  • Former PTI central deputy secretary general for Islamabad Dr Muhammad Amjad
  • Additional secretary general south Punjab Malik Asif Awan
  • Ex-MPA Jalil Sharqpuri
  • Ex-MPA Syed Saeedul Hassan
  • Ex-MPA Saleem Akhtar Labar
  • MNA Chaudhry Hussain Elahi
  • Ticket holder (PP-247) Chaudhry Ehsanul Haq
  • Ticket holder (PP-248) Dr Mohammad Afzal
  • Ticket holder (PP-257) Chaudhary Jehanzeb Rasheed
  • Ex-MPA Zaheeruddin Khan Alizai
  • Ex-MPA Aun Dogar
  • Ex-MPA Abdul Hai Dasti
  • Ex-MPA Malik Mujtaba Niaz Gishkori
  • Ex-MPA Alamdar Husain Qureshi
  • Ex-MPA Sajjad Hussain Cheena
  • Ex-MPA Sardar Qaisar Abbas Khan Magsi
  • Ex-MPA Ashraf Rind 
  • Ex-MPA Javed Ansari
  • Ex-MNA Maleeka Ali Bokhari
  • Ex-MPA Javed Akhtar Ansari
  • Ex-MPA Ahsan Saleem Baryar
  • Muhammad Saleem Baryar
  • Ex-MPA Ansir Iqbal Baryar
  • President PTI Gujranwala Khalid Aziz Lone
  • Ex-MPA Mian Mumtaz Ahmad Maharwi
  • Ex-MPA Asif Manzoor 
  • Jamshed Iqbal Cheema 
  • Ex-MPA Musarrat Jamshed Cheema
  • Ex-MPA Ayaz Khan Niazi
  • Ex-MPA Malik Akram Kanhon
  • Ex-MPA Murad Raas
  • Ex-MPA Pir Ahmad Khagga
  • Ex-MPA Raja Yawar Kamal
  • Ex-MPA Chaudhry Muhammad Adnan
  • Abrar-ul-Haq
  • Senator leader Saifullah Niazi
  • Ex-MNA Khurram Shahzad
  • Ex-MPA Mian Ahsan Ansar Bhatti
  • Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan
  • Ex-MPA Muhammad Waris Aziz
  • Ex-MNA Khusro Bakhtiar
  • Ex-MPA Ahmad Shah Khagga
  • Ex-MPA Hashim Dogar
  • Ex-MPA Malik Khurram Ali Khan

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

  • Former provincial minister Dr Hisham Inamullah Malik
  • Ex-KP government spokesperson Ajmal Wazir
  • Former advisor to chief minister Malik Qasim Khan Khattak
  • MNA Usman Tarakai
  • MNA Malik Jawad Hussain
  • Ex-KP minister Muhammad Iqbal Wazir
  • Ex-MPA Nadia Sher
  • District leader Malik Qayyum Hissam
  • Ex-MPA Nadia Sher Ali 
  • Ex-MPA Haider Ali Khan 
  • Ex-MNA Jamshed Thomas


  • Sindh President Ali Zaidi
  • MPA Bilal Ghaffar
  • MNA Jay Prakash
  • Sindh MPA Omar Omari
  • PTI Sindh Vice President Mehmood Moulvi
  • PTI Karachi President Aftab Siddiqui
  • MPA Syed Zulfiqar Ali Shah
  • MPA Sanjay Gangwani
  • MPA Dr Imran Shah
  • District President Khairpur Syed Ghulam Shah
  • Ex-MPA Karim Bakhsh Gabol
  • MPA Imran Ali Shah
  • Ex-MPA Omar Amari 
  • Ex-MNA Syma Nadeem
  • MPA Muhammad Abbas Jafri 
  • Rabia Azfar Nizami
  • Former governor Imran Ismail


  • Ex-provincial minister Mubeen Khilji
  • Senator Mohammad Abdul Qadir

Overseas office bearers

  • Makhdoom Syed Tariq Mahmoodul Hassan, former prime minister Imran Khan’s Special Assistant to the Prime Minister (SAPM) on Overseas Pakistanis and Human Development

Disclaimer: The list has been compiled on the basis of media reports.