LAHORE (Web Desk) – PTI dissatisfied leader Jehangir Tareen met with a number of political figures on Wednesday as the political climate in the nation heated up due to the PTI’s repression and leaders leaving the party.
According to sources, he visited with 20 significant leaders in a week, sparking concerns that a forward-thinking bloc may form inside the PTI.
Imran Khan, the PTI chairman, and other party officials have previously been blamed by Mr. Tareen for the assault on Jinnah House.
The former PTI leader went to Jinnah House and addressed to the media there, denouncing the assault. He said that when he had the opportunity to visit the Jinnah House, he was really upset by what he had seen. He regretted that such an occurrence had occurred 75 years after Jinnah Sahib [Quaid-i-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah] had lived at the Corps Commander House.
Shireen Mazari and Fayyazul Hassan Chohan, two important PTI leaders, left the party on May 23 in protest at the PTI’s violent behaviour policy. Aamir Mehmood Kiani, Malik Amin Aslam, Mahmood Moulvi, and Aftab Siddiqui are among others who also departed.
In his remarks at the press conference, Mr. Chohan hinted to the development of a forward block inside the PTI by saying that he will call on important PTI figures including Shah Mehmood Qureshi, Asad Umar, and Parvez Elahi.
However, Ms. Mazari also denounced the unrest that broke out on May 9 of last year after the detention of former prime minister Imran Khan. She said that her family came first.
Regarding the violence, it had been claimed that party leaders were responsible for assaults on military buildings including the General Headquarters (GHQ) and the Corps Commander House in Lahore. In order to tighten the noose on the PTI, the army pledged to prosecute PTI officials under the army act.
The May 9 miscreants’ prosecution under the Pakistan Army Act of 1952 and the Official Secrets Act of 1923 was vigorously contested by the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP).
“HRCP vehemently condemns the prosecution of civilians under the Official Secrets Act of 1923 and the Pakistan Army Act of 1952. The rights organisation wrote, “While individuals responsible for setting things on fire and causing damage to both public and private property during the recent demonstrations should be held accountable, they also have a right to due process.