Former PTI Sindh MPs reach out to Jahangir Tareen for new party

LAHORE: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Sindh MPs, who have recently left the party, reached out to its estranged stalwart Jahangir Tareen, a senior politician, for the formation of a new political alliance, sources said on Tuesday.

Sources privy to the matter told that two ex-PTI leaders from Sindh have contacted Tareen and will likely join his upcoming new political party in the coming days.

Apart from Sindh, important political figures from Balochistan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP), are also likely to join the new party.

Tareen is expected to hold a news conference with key political leaders in the coming days during which he is likely to announce the formation of a new political party, they say.

Tareen meets Aleem

On Monday, senior politician Jahangir Tareen met the former Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf provincial minister Aleem Khan for the formation of a new political alliance.

According to sources, Jahangir Tareen and Aleem Khan discussed matters related to the future of the people who have resigned and the making of a new party. Sources revealed that participants of the meeting suggested making a new political party instead of a pressure group as the political party will be able to stand for people’s rights.

Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif’s Adviser Awn Chaudhry was also present in the meeting, sources said. He the participants of the meeting that more PTI members will leave their party in the coming days and there should be a platform for them.

Furthermore, sources said that Jahangir Tareen will soon hold a press conference along with other politicians who left PTI.

It is pertinent to mention here that Tareen was the secretary general of the PTI before he was ousted from politics in 2017 after the Supreme Court disqualified him for being “dishonest” on a petition filed by Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Hanif Abbasi.


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