Imran Khan, a former prime minister of Pakistan, said that Shah Mahmood Qureshi, the party's vice chairman, would take the helm if he were to be found ineligible by a court.
Shah Mehmood Qureshi would lead the party if I'm disqualified, Khan said to reporters on Saturday at his Zaman Park home in Lahore, according to report.
Since being removed from office in April of last year, the PTI head has been charged with more than 100 crimes, including terrorism and corruption.
Imran was detained earlier this month in connection with the Al-Qadir Trust case by Pakistani Rangers agents in accordance with arrest orders issued by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB).
In an operation against Imran Khan's party, Shah Mehmood Qureshi and other PTI officials were detained earlier on Tuesday.
Following the chaos on May 9, more than 70 party attorneys and leaders have left the PTI. A number of senior PTI figures, including Asad Umar, the party's secretary general, Shireen Mazari, a former minister of human rights, and Fawad Chaudhry, a former minister of media, have resigned.
The PTI leader responded to the widespread resignation of party leaders by stating, “I will give a big surprise in the coming days.”
When the security forces initiated a crackdown on the party in the wake of the attacks on the civil and military institutions, the departure of PTI leaders began.
Khan said that certain PTI officials were being forced to leave the party, while others had been outed.
Khan said that the PTI-backed President Arif Alvi will continue to serve in accordance with the Constitution despite rumors of his resignation.
Imran Khan was sentenced to prison on May 9 in the Al-Qadir Trust case, which sparked violent demonstrations as the Rangers detained Khan on the grounds of the Islamabad High Court (IHC). As a result, Pakistan is now experiencing a political crisis.
In retaliation for Khan's detention, his party members destroyed a dozen military facilities, including the Lahore Corps Commander's House, the Mianwali airfield, and the ISI facility in Faisalabad.
Additionally, the mob made its first assault on the Army's general headquarters (GHQ) in Rawalpindi.