PTI leaders express loyalty to Imran Khan, as Tareen forms group

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Tareen group to take initiative from Punjab


KARACHI: Following reports of formation of a group within ruling party, senior leaders of Pakistan Tehreek Insaf (PTI) have expressed their commitment to Prime Minister Imran Khan.

Jahangir Khan Tareen, former secretary-general of the PTI, on Tuesday, hosted a dinner at his residence in honour of several lawmakers who have been supporting him as he is facing several cases.

It was reportedly decided at the event that the attending lawmakers would raise their voice for Tareen in the assemblies.

Soon after the ‘grouping’ was reported, trends started to appear on social media network Twitter supporting the prime minister and his vision.

Loyalist party leaders and ministers also issued statements and tweeted after the development.

‘No place for those who do not repose confidence in Imran Khan’

Speaking from Turkey, Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi, who is the PTI vice president, said all members of the party were supposed to follow discipline and warned that “violation of rules could affect their membership”.

Qureshi reminded in his statement, “ “No member of the party can violate the rules on Vote of Confidence and Finance Bill,”

Minister for Information Fawad Chaudhry said, “The PTI government has completed two years and the remaining tenure will also be completed. The PTI will remain in government for the next five years. Legislation will not be stopped; neither in Senate nor in the National Assembly.”

‘Meanwhile, Interior Minister Sheikh Rasheed responded to the controversy saying that Tareen will vote for PM Khan in the upcoming budget.

Tareen group to take initiative from Punjab

Jahangir Tareen speaking at dinner

Reports from Lahore says, the pro-Tareen group has decided to “raise their voices against this in the Punjab Assembly”.

Tareen said members of his group had decided to nominate MPA Saeed Akbar Niwani to “lead the discussions” against the alleged revenge tactics of the Punjab government, in the provincial assembly.

Jahangir Tareen urged the Punjab government to “stop with their actions”, adding that the lawmakers who are part of the Tareen group are “your MPAs and you became the chief minister by their votes”.