ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan will meet the lawmakers supporting Jahangir Khan Tareen today.
During the meeting, the lawmakers will brief the prime minister about their grievances regarding the cases against Tareen, who was once considered a close friend of Imran Khan.
“Prime Minister Imran Khan has agreed to meet and listen to the reservations of a group of around 33 PTI lawmakers who have publically come out in support of Jahangir Tareen,” the report stated.
According to the sources, Tareen will not attend the meeting personally but he will be represented by the like-minded members of national and provincial assemblies.
Previously, the PTI lawmakers backing Tareen had refused to hold a meeting with a committee formed by the prime minister to hold talks with them, insisting they wanted the prime minister himself to listen to their reservations.
The PTI’s former secretary-general was sidelined after an inquiry report about the sugar crisis accused him of benefiting the most from a steep hike in prices of the commodity in January 2020.