Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leaders, who have recently left the party, have reached out to senior politician Jahangir Tareen, who has reportedly decided to launch a new political party.
According to sources, the former PTI lawmakers Ahmed Shah Khagga, Saeed Akbar Nawani have met with Jahangir Tareen and discussed ‘future political strategy’.
Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif’s Adviser Awn Chaudhry was also present in the meeting, they say.
The senior politician also consulted the former PTI leaders over the name of his new party. Sources closer to Jahangir Tareen claimed that more than 100 politicians were in contact with the group while a number of former PTI leaders have agreed to join it.
Earlier, it was reported that PTI disenchanted leader Jahangir Khan Tareen decided to establish a new national-level political party.
Some credible sources revealed that PTI disgruntled leaders are expected to join the new setup.
Sources further disclosed that many other important leaders” from Karachi, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Balochistan have also contacted the senior politician. Tareen will be patron-in-chief of the party, they say.
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.