Jahangir Tareen launches ‘Istihkam-e-Pakistan Party’

News Desk
Friday, Jun 09, 2023

Lahore: Former Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Jahangir Tareen has officially launched his political party called the Istihkam-e-Pakistan Party.“We are laying a foundation of a new political party — Istihkam-e-Pakistan Party,” announced Tareen at a news conference flanked by former PTI leaders including Aleem Khan, Imran Ismail and Ali Zaidi, here on Thursday, Geo News reported.Tareen, who is a former close aide of PTI Chairman Imran Khan and played a major role in the formation of the PTI–led government in 2018, said he joined politics to play his role for the betterment of the country.

“We have gathered at one platform to make joint efforts to lift the country out of this quagmire,” he said, adding that the country needed a political leadership which could resolve all prevailing issues including social, economic and others.

Tareen parted ways with Khan when a money laundering case was registered against him during the PTI-led government. “We worked day and night to strengthen the party [PTI]. We injected zeal and fervour into the party. The facts will be disclosed in the coming days about our contributions to the PTI,” he added. Tareen was disqualified for life after Supreme Court ruled in 2017 that he was found guilty in assets beyond means case. At the same presser, he said May 9 vandalism culprits should be brought to book “or else the houses of political opponents will be attacked in the future”.The country, he further said, needs a new political leadership which could put it on a path of progress saying that people have lost all hope in the current political system.Tareen said the country’s politics needs a new direction and urged the government and the opposition to adhere to their constitutional role to strengthen the country’s democracy. “In the coming days, more people will join our party and we will reveal our reform agenda in the

coming days.”

At the outset of the press conference, Aleem said Pakistanis were worried about the current situation in the country. “We were concerned about the situation, hence, we decided to form a separate party.”He also thanked Tareen for uniting the leaders saying: “We believe that the solution to Pakistan’s problems is to make the country stable.” He further said that chaos was weakening Pakistan and that it needs to be ended.Meanwhile, The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) has rejected the Istihkam-e-Pakistan Party (IPP) launched by former PTI leader Jahangir Tareen, saying that this is not the solution to the prevailing crises in the country. “Launching new parties full of people that are coming after forced divorces is not the solution to the problems Pakistan faces,” the former ruling party said on its official Twitter handle. The PTI reiterated the need for fresh, free and fair elections, saying that the people of Pakistan should be allowed to choose their representatives.—News Desk