Monday May 29, 2023
- Several existent and erstwhile PTI leaders be Tareen's luncheon.
- JKT and Aleem Khan sermon program astir a caller governmental party.
- "Instead of the unit group, we should signifier a caller party."
In a bid to instrumentality vantage of the wide exodus of leaders from the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), seasoned person Jahangir Khan Tareen (JKT) — erstwhile Imran Khan's closest adjutant — is apt to denote his caller party, mostly comprising the erstwhile ruling party’s defectors, during the adjacent 72 hours, well-placed sources said.
The improvement came during a luncheon hosted successful honour of JKT and his aides astatine the residence of erstwhile PTI person Aleem Khan. JKT, accompanied by “important governmental personalities” is apt to denote the motorboat of a caller governmental party, the sources added.
A time earlier, Tareen made telephonic contacts with much than 100 governmental leaders, including existent and those leaders who person precocious bid adieu to the PTI aft the May 9 mayhem.
The erstwhile ruling enactment has been feeling the vigor of the state’s mightiness aft enraged PTI workers allegedly attacked delicate subject installations, including the Lahore Corps Commander's House and the General Headquarters successful Rawalpindi pursuing the apprehension of enactment president Imran Khan connected May 9 — a time the service dubbed arsenic “Black Day”. The exodus of leaders from the enactment started erstwhile the authorities decided to effort the May 9 vandals successful the subject courts.
Tareen was the caput wide of the PTI earlier helium was ousted from authorities successful 2017 aft the Supreme Court disqualified him for being "dishonest" connected a petition filed by Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) person Hanif Abbasi.
However, contempt the disqualification, Tareen remained portion of the PTI and was important successful wooing autarkic lawmakers to articulation the Imran Khan-led enactment aft the 2018 elections. His efforts proved captious arsenic they helped Khan unafraid the premier ministership successful 2018.
But aft coming to powerfulness Tareen and Aleem Khan’s narration with the PTI turned sour.
In May 2022, the erstwhile premier curate revealed the crushed down his differences with some leaders and said that some were seeking “illegal benefits from him.”
Speaking during a podcast, Khan — who was removed from bureau via ballot of no-confidence successful April past twelvemonth — had claimed that differences with some leaders developed erstwhile helium refused to entertain their requests.
“Aleem Khan expected maine to legalise his 300-acre onshore adjacent Ravi”, Khan said, adding “From past onwards, I developed differences with him.”
While talking astir Tareen, Khan said: “Tareen stood with those who are the biggest dacoits successful the country. When I ordered a probe into the substance [sugar scandal], differences developed with Tareen.”
During the luncheon today, a ample fig of existent and erstwhile leaders of the PTI, including Aleem Khan and Aun Chaudhry were among the attendees of the event.
Following the lunch, JKT and Aleem Khan discussed program astir a caller governmental party, the sources added.
“Instead of forming a unit group, we should signifier a caller governmental party,” the participants suggested to JKT.
“Those who are parting ways with the PTI should beryllium provided a caller platform,” the participants said.