Islamabad: Former Finance Minister and PTI leader Asad Umar announced his retirement from politics on Saturday (today).
Joining PTI in 2012, Asad Umar, in his retirement statement, said, “After spending more than a decade in public life, I have decided to leave politics.”
Having held various offices within the party, including Secretary-General, he mentioned, “I am resigning from the basic membership of PTI as well.”
Stating his disagreement with the policy of confrontation with state institutions, Umar said, “I do not agree with policies leading to confrontations with state institutions. Such policies result in severe clashes with institutions rather than serving national interests.”
Umar expressed gratitude to those who supported him, thanking his NA-54 constituency team and voters in Islamabad for repeatedly electing him.
He remarked, “I made every effort to serve this constituency which elected me.”
Concluding his message, he said, “May Allah bless the nation with His grace and kindness.”