LAHORE: PTI stalwart Jahangir Khan Tareen has said that his group is seeking Insaaf (justice) from his party, the Pakistan Tehreek e Insaaf.
Jahangir Khan Tareen rejected reports that he met with the former president and PPP leader Asif Ali Zardari and called those reports ‘baseless.’ Tareen said it was time to expose those involved in a conspiracy against him.
The ruling party leader while talking to media outside the banking court said that his loyalty to Prime Minister Imran Khan was being tested, but that he is not parting ways with the PTI. “I am silent for more than a year and I am being politically victimized. Not one, not two but three FIRs have been registered against me,” he said.
Despite his grievances against the ruling party, Tareen clarified that he was not parting ways with the PTI. “I am a member of the PTI and will remain so,” he said.
“Out of the 80 sugar mill owners, all they could see was Jahangir Tareen,” he said, questioning why he was being subjected to “revenge”.
The PTI leader said his “loyalty is being tested”. He added that an inquiry against him, relating to the sugar crisis, has been going on for the last year.
He lamented that his accounts as well as those belonging to his son, Ali Tareen, had been frozen. “Why have my accounts been frozen? Who is doing this? Who benefits from this?” he asked.
Tareen said he was “asking for justice from Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf”, adding that he was a friend, but is being “pushed towards enmity”.
Meanwhile, a banking court extended the interim bail granted to PTI leader Jahangir Tareen, his son Ali Tareen and two other accused in a money laundering case.
The court extended their interim pre-arrest bail until April 10 due to the absence of judge Ameer Muhammad Khan.