ISLAMABAD: The top leadership of the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) will meet today to discuss the Supreme Court verdict that exonerated party chief Imran Khan and de-seated its key leader Jahangir Tareen.
The PTI chairman will preside over the meeting at his Bani Gala residence. The meeting will deliberate on whether or not to appeal the verdict disqualifying party’s secretary general.
On Friday, the Supreme Court announced its much-awaited verdict, rejecting plea to disqualify Imran Khan and declared PTI’s key party leader Jahangir Tareen disqualified on the petitions filed by PML-N leader Hanif Abbasi.
Abbasi had filed the petition seeking disqualification of PTI chief and party’s secretary general Tareen for not disclosing their assets and ownership of the offshore companies.
Following his disqualification, Tareen vowed to continue working for Naya Pakistan. In a statement on his Twitter account, he said, “I worked sincerely with all my strength for the betterment of the PTI and Pakistan. I am proud that all allegations of financial wrongdoing were thrown out. I will continue to stand tall and keep working for a Naya Pakistan.”
The PTI chief said Tareen was disqualified for technical reasons and the party would file petition seeking review of the disqualification verdict.