Saturday, January 28, 2023

Ministers who met with Imran Khan are not members of group: Jahangir Tareen

After meeting with Prime Minister Imran Khan, the Jahangir Khan Tareen group has announced that it will no longer be associated with the provincial ministers.

It was announced today by a spokesperson for the Jahangir Khan Tareen group that provincial ministers, including Asif Nakai and Akhtar Malik, would no longer be considered members of the similar-minded group led by Jahangir Khan Tareen.

In addition, Saeed Akbar Noorani, a member of the Punjab Assembly representing the ruling Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) from the JKT group, stated that Samsam Bukhari and Hashim Dogar were no longer members of the group.

In his statement, the lawmaker stated that the decision to separate from the aforementioned members was made on the directions of Jahangir Khan Tareen.

Earlier in the day, Prime Minister Imran Khan met with two provincial ministers from the Jahangir Tareen group, Sardar Asif Nakai and Samsam Bukhari, during his visit to Lahore, which coincided with the political developments in Punjab province.

During the discussion, the prime minister stated that it was the first time that development projects were launched across the province of Punjab, as opposed to the past when the whole budget was spent on specific cities.

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“The development of cities that have been ignored in the past is the government’s top priority,” Prime Minister Imran Khan remarked, in addition to discussing political development and uplift initiatives in the ministries of Sardar Asif Nakai and Samsam Bukhari with his cabinet colleagues.

Cracks have appeared among the Jahangir Tareen group as a result of Khurram Laghari, leader of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s (PTI) Jahangir Tareen group, rejecting the minus-Usman Buzdar formula.

Khurram Laghari, in a statement, said that the choice might be made by a single individual rather than by the entire group. “I endorse Chief Minister Usman Buzdar,” he remarked, adding that he does not support a “minus-Buzdar” candidate for governor.

Akhtar Malik, the Punjab Minister for Energy, had already declined to join forces with Aleem Khan, the leader of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) party.

According to authorities familiar with the story, three provincial legislators have declined to join the ranks of Aleem Khan’s supporters. Mr. Akhtar Malik has said that he will not leave the party even though times are terrible.

It is important to point out that more than 40 PTI members of the Punjab Assembly have expressed their complete faith in the leadership of Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar in this regard.

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