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40 PTI MPS warn of ‘action’ if Tareen not provided justice

- Tariq Butt

ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Tehrik-e-insaf (PTI) federal and Punjab lawmakers, supporting estranged party leader Jahangir Tareen, had warned that they would be forced to make their own decision if Prime Minister Imran Khan did not provide justice to him.

Flanked by Tareen, PTI MP Raja Riaz said that almost 40 parliament­arians of the ruling party in the “state of Madina” were seeking justice from Imran Khan.

They all think that justice was not being done to Tareen, and Imran, who is captain of the team, was not meeting them.

Riaz requested Imran to not linger on the mater.

He said that they were still under the banner of the PTI. However, he warned, they would have no choice but to make their own decision if Imran’s behaviour was not changed, as some people were misguiding him.

Tareen thanked all his colleagues, who were showing solidarity with him at this crucial time.

He said he had nothing to do with the sugar mafia, cartelisat­ion or increase in sugar price.

“Three FIRS have been registered against me, but there is no mention of sugar in all those FIRS,” he added.

He asked people to read the three FIRS against him.

He explained that the FIRS did not mention the rise in the price of sugar, “but the FIRS picked up things relating to my business eight to 10 years ago.”

Tareen said a fictional story had been fabricated against him.

“My documentat­ion is clear and transparen­t. I pay my income tax every year. Mine and my family’s accounts are with the income tax people. Ask any businessma­n and he would say that if Tareen is not the most transparen­t, then who is?”

He said he did not know who is “doing this” against him, but “someone is.”

He said that he has not been to the Prime Minister House for more than a year-and-a-half.

He said that the tax department knows about all his monetary transactio­ns.

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