Dr Shireen Mazari parts ways with PTI
27 September, 2012
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Shireen Mazari on Wednesday announced her resignation from the party.
Addressing a press conference at the National Press Club, Mazari expressed her reservations regarding the party's new policies. She said that PTI think tanks, which included some of the most senior technocrats in the country, had been totally ignored in policymaking.
"All these competent people have been either totally ignored or treated with utter disdain by the big money players," she said. Shireen said that the PTI had gradually turned into a traditional political party.
"The party is unfortunately overwhelmed by those who have never had an ideology... [but] were still in politics or bureaucracy." She alleged that instead of resolving the issue, the party's social media and "trolls" had begun to abuse her daughter, which compelled her to leave the party.
She said Imran Khan had chosen to adopt a vengeful stance by serving her a show-cause notice and sending a message that she should make a public apology and retract her statement.