ISLAMABAD: PTI Friday suspended the membership of party's estranged leader Major (retd) Khurram Hameed Rokhri after he debunked party chief Imran Khan’s allegation against a senior army officer.
"After consultation with higher party leadership, basic party membership of Major (R) Khurram Hameed Khan Rokhart has been terminated," PTI's Mianwali President Saleem Gul Khan said in a notification.
Providing the reason for his termination, Khan said he violated party policy and spoke on media against the party's version without prior permission.
"From now onwards, he is no more in PTI," he said, as he advised media personnel to not consider him as a party leader and directed government officers and officials to not entertain him.
PTI Senior Vice President Fawad Chaudhry earlier in the day claimed that Rokhri was not a member of the party and asked: "Who is this?". But despite his claim of Rokhri not being a party leader, a notification has been issued of his suspension.