ISLAMABAD – PTI President Makhdoom Javed Hashmi disassociated himself from the party’s Azadi March and left for Multan, reported private TV channels on Tuesday.

According to TV reports, Hashmi developed differences with Imran Khan over the party chief’s demand of interim government of technocrats. 

Another TV report quoted Hashmi as saying, “There is no need of Azadi March any more after the government has announced to constitute a judicial commission to probe alleged electoral rigging in 2013.”

However, the party sources have not confirmed the news item. Talking to media, PTI leader Shah Mehmood Qureshi denied the news item and said, “Hashmi is our friend and would remain with the party in future as well.”