"That's when I realised he was part of the problem and not part of the solution," says Akbar S Babar.
"He was never anchored in any [political] ideology. He's basically a celebrity who is looking for more fame. If Imran ever comes back into power, and I seriously doubt he will, God help Pakistan." ไทเกอร์711
Sahibzada Jahangir, also a founding member of the PTI, has been friends with Mr Khan for 50 years and remains an ardent supporter.