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Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Sindh President Ali Zaidi Wednesday rebutted reports of leaving his party while also condemning the May 9 attacks on military installations.
“I condemn the May 9 incidents. Whatever happened on May 9 was terrorism,” the former federal minister told journalists in Karachi outside a hospital where he had come for treatment.
Zaidi, who was arrested under Section 4 of the Maintenance of Public Order, has been put under house arrest and his residence in the port city has been declared a sub-jail.
Recalling the attacks on Radio Pakistan’s Peshawar office, Lahore Corps Commander House, and the martyrs’ monument, Zaidi said he was “hurt” and mentioned: “We are from the Pakistan Army and the army is from us.”
The ex-federal minister noted that differences exist in a family as well, but people should not resort to violence. He added that the people have a right to peaceful protests under the Constitution.
Moving on, the PTI leader said that he had come into politics through his current party’s platform and would not leave it no matter what.
“I want to make it clear today: I will not leave PTI. I will leave it when Imran Khan does. Nobody can buy my loyalty,” Zaidi added.