- PTI chief Jahangir Tareen claims having help of 40 lawmakers.
- Says his group will solely meet Prime Minister Imran Khan, not any committee.
- Claims that circumstances towards him are associated to the FBR and SECP, not the FIA.
LAHORE: PTI chief Jahangir Tareen on Thursday claimed having the help of 40 lawmakers and mentioned that his group will solely meet Prime Minister Imran Khan.
In a press convention outdoors a periods court docket, the PTI chief accused the ruling social gathering of witch-hunting.
“When I stood with Imran Khan, PML-N investigated my business and sent me notices,” mentioned Tareen. He added that he’s nonetheless going through investigations that started throughout the PML-N tenure.
“But what they [PTI government] did was not even done by the PML-N. A civil case has been turned into a criminal one,” mentioned Tareen.
The PTI chief mentioned that the case towards him was “made up” and never associated to the Federal Investigation Company (FIA). He claimed circumstances towards him pertain to the Federal Board of Income (FBR) and the Safety and Change Fee of Pakistan (SECP).
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To a query a couple of committee shaped to deal with his grievances, Tareen mentioned that he had heard about it on TV. He mentioned that neither has anybody contacted him nor will his group meet any committee.
“I have said that we will not meet any committee, we will only meet Prime Minister Imran Khan,” mentioned Tareen.
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A reporter additionally requested the PTI stalwart a couple of assembly between considered one of his supporters and Chief Minister Punjab Usman Buzdar.
“All friends who are called for a meeting with the CM, first ask me and take advice from the group and then go,” Tareen mentioned in response.
Jahangir and Ali Tareen’s bail prolonged until Could 3
Earlier than the media speak, Tareen and his son Ali appeared earlier than a periods court docket for a listening to.
Through the listening to, Tareen’s lawyer informed the decide that his shoppers have been cooperating within the investigation.
He added that his shoppers have been additionally offering proof to the investigating authorities within the cash laundering allegations.
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“We hope that we will be exonerated,” mentioned Tareen’s lawyer. He added that they’re hopeful that the FIA would backtrack on their allegations.
In the meantime, the FIA’s investigation officer informed the court docket that they have been investigating all of the allegations and shared the accessible file with the court docket.
Upon listening to this, the court docket reviewed the file and gave it again to the FIA for additional investigation.
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“Where is the complete inquiry report? It should be presented right now,” mentioned the decide.
The investigation officer informed the decide that the inquiry report is confidential.
The decide after listening to this, prolonged the bail of the 2 until Could 3 and ordered the FIA to current the entire report within the subsequent listening to earlier than adjourning the case.
Circumstances towards Jahangir Tareen, son
Jahangir Tareen has been charged with fraud and cash laundering.
A Federal Investigation Company (FIA) Lahore investigation group registered a case of alleged fraud of Rs3.14 billion on March 22 towards them.
The FIR states that Jahangir Tareen allegedly transferred unlawful shares price billions of rupees to Farooqi Pulp Mills Restricted (FPML), which is owned by his son and shut family members.
It says the transfers, particularly after 2011-12, have been “patently fraudulent investments which ultimately translated into personal gains” for Tareen’s household. Some Rs3 billion have been allegedly invested and laundered by means of the identical manufacturing facility, based on the FIR.
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The FIR outlines when and the way FPML was made again in 1991.
It consists of sections 406, 420 and 109 of the Pakistan Penal Code with Part 3/4 of Anti-Cash Laundering Act, 2010, and lists Rana M Shawaz because the investigation officer.