Politician and founder of the Istihkam-e-Pakistan Party (IPP) Jahangir Tareen on Monday announced appointing his close aide Abdul Aleem Khan as the president of his newly-formed party including the new home of most Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) deserters.
While Taking to his official Twitter handle, Jahangir Tareen named PTI defectors Aamir Mehmood Kiyani and Awn Chaudhary as secretary general and additional secretary general, respectively.
Amid the ongoing crackdown against the PTI leadership following the 9th May mayhem, Jahangir Tareen on 8th June officially launched his political party called the IPP.
“We are laying a foundation of a new political party — Istihkam-e-Pakistan Party,” announced Tareen at a press conference flanked by former PTI leaders including Aleem Khan, Imran Ismail and others on Thursday.
Jahangir Tareen, who played a major in the formation of the PTI –led government in 2018, said that he joined politics to play his role for the betterment of the country.
“We have gathered at one platform to make joint efforts to lift the country out of this quagmire,” he said, adding that the country needed a political leadership which could resolve all prevailing issues including social, economic and others.
It is pertinent to mention here that Tareen was disqualified for life after Supreme Court ruled in 2017 that he was found guilty in assets beyond means case. He was disqualified for concealing his 12-acre Hyde House property in the United Kingdom (UK) in his nomination papers before the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP). The apex court’s bench found Tareen to be dishonest under Article 62(1)(f) of the Constitution and Section 99 of the Representation of People Act (ROPA).