Several MPs offer to resign in meeting with Jahangir

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Raja Riaz gives final
warning to Imran Khan


Observer Report
Lahore

Over thirty parliamentarians on Saturday called on estranged Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf leader Jahangir Tareen at his residence in Lahore and held a key meeting during which several parliamentarians offered to resign.

Sources privy to the matter informed media that future strategy was discussed in the sitting.

The members said the option of resignations is available if injustice continues; however, the suggestion to resign immediately was rejected.

It is pertinent here to mention that a Banking Court in Lahore, earlier Saturday, extended Jahangir Tareen and his son Ali Tareen’s interim bails in fake bank accounts case till May 3.

Jahangir Tareen talked to media afterwards outside the judicial complex and said it is unknown that who is doing his character assassination but the names will be revealed eventually.

The PTI leader said he has not been accused of surging the sugar prices in all three cases and stressed that baseless allegations are leveled against him.

Jahangir Tareen said he did not start his business after joining politics. I was a farmer first, then I started my business and then joined politics, he said adding that he has a good name and will emerge victorious from the cases.

He said FIRs are lodged against him pertaining to matters which are eight to ten years old and should have been probed by the Securities & Exchange Commission of Pakistan.

PTI leader Raja Riaz Ahmad, who accompanied Jahangir Tareen, gave final warning to Prime Minister Imran Khan and asked to not drag this issue any further.

We are standing under the flag of PTI with great patience but will be free to make our decision if justice is not served in Riyasat-e-Madina, he stressed.

Raja Riaz said that they appeal to the prime minister for justice under the umbrella of PTI. “We believe that Tareen is being humiliated through such moves,” he added.

“Do not take this further,” Riaz said adding that 40 members of both houses of the Parliament were demanding justice from the premier.

On this occasion, MPA Ishaq Khan Khakwani said that today they were not seeking any relief and neither are they ‘blackmailing’ the government, but asking for more time to collect material which they would bring forward in response to the allegations.

Tareen said he had earned money in the proper manner and added he did not earn money in politics.

“He was being humiliated merely to corner him in those FIRs in which not even a single
word about sugar scam has been mentioned”, he said.

Among the MNAs and MPAs that accompanied Tareen during his appearance were Raja Riaz, Sami Gilani, Mubeen Alam, Khawaja Shiraz, Noman Langarial, Ajmal Cheema, Nazir Chauhan, Aslam Bharwana, Khurram Leghari, Umar Aftab Dahlon, Zawar Baloch, Nazir Baloch, Lala Tahir Randhawa, Abdul Hai Dasti, Faisal Jabwana, Rafaqat Gilani, Amir Muhammad Khan, Aun Chaudhry and Imran Shah.

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