LAHORE – In support of erstwhile party veteran and sugar mogul Jahangir Tareen, who just declared that he is launching a new political party, the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) deserters have gathered.
Mohammad Shah Khagga, a former Pakpattan National Assembly representative, met Tareen on Sunday. Saeed Akbar Niwani, a former member of the Punjab Assembly, and Special Assistant Aon Chaudhry attended the meeting as well.
According to insiders, they spoke about the nation’s present political climate and potential future actions.
Tareen has also been contacting leaders in Balochistan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, interior Sindh, and Karachi for the same reason.
Shaukat Tarin and Fawad Chaudhry
Insiders claim that Fawad Chaudhry and Shaukat Tarin have also been in touch with Tareen.
They said that Tareen had discussions about the future plan with the two leaders, who just left the PTI.
On the name of his new party, he apparently sought them advice.
Fawad, who had previously said that he was taking a “break” from politics, refuted the claims.
He said that he had no intention of continuing in politics.
Many political families from Muzzafargarh, Dera Ghazi Khan, Lodhran, Multan, and Rajanpur were anticipated to join Tareen’s new party, according to the sources.