This important announcement was made by Jahangir Tareen at a dinner given in the honor of the members of the Assembly.
ISLAMABAD: According to the report, Raja Riaz will be the parliamentary leader of the Jahangir Tareen like-minded (Hum Khayal) group in the National Assembly, while Saeed Akbar Nawani will be the parliamentary leader in the Punjab Assembly.
Noman Langarial, one of the supporters of Tareen, who was at the dinner, said that 31 lawmakers attended the event. Punjab Assembly Member (MPA) Salman Naeem stated during the dinner that supporters of Tareen decided to formally launch their own faction.
“Jahangir Tareen is scheduled to appear in court on Wednesday 19th May 2021. What happened to Tareen is wrong,” Langarial told the media, referring to charges against the PTI leader related to the sugar scandal. “That’s why we are supporting him [Tareen],” he said. “We have confidence in Prime Minister Imran Khan but we agree on our agenda,” he added.
Jahangir Tareen claimed earlier this month that PM Imran assured his friends – the current party lawmakers who have rallied around the PTI’s disgruntled leader – that “he [PM] is monitoring my matter personally”.
“The PM met my friends and the meeting concluded on a positive note. My friends conveyed their concerns to the premier at length, who assured that he will see the matter personally,” Tareen said while talking to the media after a court appearance.
“The premier assured that justice will be meted out,” the PTI former secretary-general said.
A total of 28 PTI lawmakers – including both National Assembly and provincial assembly members – called on the prime minister on April 27 for “seeking justice” for Tareen who is among the sugar mills owners facing a Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) crackdown.