PTI Leaders Removed as Focal Persons: Internal Rifts Surface

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leaders Sher Afzal Marwat and Umeer Niazi faced removal from their positions as focal persons within the founding PTI.

Chairman of PTI, Barrister Gohar, unveiled a new list of focal persons, which notably excluded Sher Afzal Marwat and Umeer Niazi.

Barrister Gohar emphasized that the selection of new focal persons was conducted in collaboration with PTI founders. The newly appointed focal persons include Barrister Gohar himself, along with Shibli Faraz, Umar Ayub, Intizar Panjutha, and Ali Zafar.

Reacting to the development, Sher Afzal Marwat downplayed the significance of the focal person position, equating it to the crucial role of a governor of the State Bank.

He highlighted that Prime Minister Khan has six focal persons whom he can engage with individually, suggesting that the absence of his name from the list is inconsequential.

Marwat raised allegations of a deliberate conspiracy against him, asserting that the core committee meetings are ongoing, contrary to media reports claiming otherwise.

He criticized the dissemination of misinformation to the media, emphasizing that no official core committee meeting has taken place thus far.

It’s worth noting that on March 28, the founding PTI designated Barrister Gohar, Sher Afzal Marwat, and Umeer Niazi as focal persons, but recent developments have led to their removal from these roles.

This shake-up within PTI’s leadership sheds light on potential internal divisions and power struggles within the party, as different factions vie for influence and control.