PML-N leader and Defence Minister Khawaja Asif has downplayed the notion of any significant threat posed by estranged PTI leader Jahangir Tareen’s newly launched political party Istihkam-e-Pakistan Party (IPP).
Khawaja Asif made the remarks while talking to the journalists after the cabinet meeting over the upcoming fiscal budget 2023-24. He said that PML-N has no threat from Jahangir Tareen’s party; in fact, they may even contest elections together and go for seat adjustments.
الیکشنز وقت پر ہونگے،جہانگیر ترین کی جماعت سے ن لیگ کو کوئی خطرہ نہیں ہوسکتا ہے استحکام پاکستان پارٹی سے سیٹ ایڈجسٹمنٹ کرلیں،خواجہ آصف pic.twitter.com/9rbs2lUmJ3
— Fahim Akhtar Malik (@writetofahim) June 9, 2023
It must be noted that earlier PML-N leader and spokesperson for Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif, Ata Tarar, made similar remarks. He said that PML-N had an ideal relationship with the JKT Group, and both will contest elections together in alliance.
PML-N senior leader and Interior Minister Rana Sanaullah also advised PML-N to remain calm on Jahangir Tareen’s issue as its vote bank will not go anywhere.
“On Jahangir Tareen’s issue N-League should remain calm as our vote bank is not going anywhere,” Sanaullah said during an interview to a private TV channel.
Jahangir Tareen’s new party
PTI Chairman Imran Khan’s former confidant Jahangir Khan Tareen announced a new political party amid the changing political landscape. A large number of electables who left PTI and announced quitting politics after the May 9 riots joined the JKT’s Istehkam-e-Pakistan Party. Istihkam-e-Pakistan Party was launched by Jahangir Tareen on Thursday to give a “new direction” to the country’s politics.
It should be noted that Jahangir Khan Tareen made significant headway when numerous important members of Imran Khan’s team joined forces with the sugar baron on Wednesday.
Former PTI leaders Fawad Chaudhry, Amir Kiyani, Ali Zaidi, Imran Ismail, Mahmood Maulvi, Firdous Ashiq Awan, Ajmal Wazir, Nauraiz Shakoor, and Fayyazul Hasan Chohan embraced their ‘new boss’ in a group hug in Lahore.