LAHORE: A ‘group of prominent Punjab parliamentarians’ are expected to join Istehkam-e-Pakistan Party (IPP) founded by Jahangir Tareen, citing sources, ARY News reported on Friday.
Sources told ARY News that some parliamentarians from Punjab are likely to join Jahangir Tareen’s Istehkam-e-Pakistan Party (IPP) in a few days.
It was learnt that a like-minded group led by Malik Ghazanfar Abbas Chheena completed consultations with his companions. Sources added that Tareen and Chheena contacted each other through some mutual friends.
Nearly 20 former lawmakers are associated with the Chheena group. The Chheena group is expected to join IPP this month, sources said.
On June 8, Jahangir Tareen officially launched the “Istehkam-e-Pakistan” party.
Several Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) deserters Including former governor Sindh Imran Ismail, Amir Kiani, Sardar Tanveer Illyas, Mahmood Molvi, Firdous Ashiq Awan, Ali Zaidi, Fayyaz ul Hasan Chauhan, Fawad Chaudhary and Nauman Langrhial attended the press conference.
While announcing the new political party “Istehkam-e-Pakistan” Jahangir Tareen said that “We all have one purpose which is to work for the development of Pakistan”.
Jahangir Tareen said that they worked hard in PTI for reforms in Pakistan but unfortunately, they did not work on their manifesto and people got disappointed from PTI.
Jahangir Tareen reiterated the need for leadership that can bring unity and end the divide in society amid the economic and political crisis.
He claimed that more people will join IPP in the coming days and the party will try its best to meet the expectations of the people of Pakistan.
Jahangir Tareen, who has been active in the formation of his new party following the May 9 events, held meetings with senior politicians to chalk out future strategy.
It is pertinent to mention here that Tareen was the secretary general of the PTI before he was ousted from politics in 2017 after the Supreme Court disqualified him for being “dishonest” on a petition filed by Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Hanif Abbasi.