- Jahangir Tareen chatting with PTI lawmakers in Punjab to “convince them to vote for the ruling party in Senate polls,” says PTI MNA Raja Riaz
- Riaz notes that Jahangir Tareen is “in contact with PTI MNAs and MPAs from all over Punjab, not only in South Punjab”
- Provides that the enterprise magnate “took up the task on PM Imran Khan’s request”
LAHORE: Enterprise magnate-turned-politician Jahangir Khan Tareen has been “in touch with PTI lawmakers in Punjab to convince them to vote for the ruling party in the upcoming Senate polls,” a member of the Nationwide Meeting claimed on Friday.
Talking to Geo.television PTI MNA Raja Riaz stated that Jahangir Tareen is “in contact with the ruling party’s MNAs and MPAs,” not solely in South Punjab however all through the province, asking them to “vote for its candidates in the Senate polls scheduled for early March.”
When requested if Tareen — the celebration’s former secretary-general and the principle sponsor of its operations — was doing so in a private capability or the on the instructions of the celebration’s chief, Prime Minister Imran Khan, Riaz claimed that the enterprise magnate “took up the task on the premier’s request.”
The Senate elections are scheduled on March 3, with the ruling PTI anticipated to clinch the bulk variety of seats within the higher home.
Earlier within the day, The Information had reported, citing sources, that Jehangir Tareen had initiated consultations with Punjab lawmakers intently related to him, particularly from the Seraiki-speaking areas, in wake of the upcoming Senate polls.
Tareen, Gilani, and Shaikh
Tareen — whose position within the lone common seat of the Senate from Islamabad can be essential — would draw up his technique for the Senate elections within the mild of the discussions, sources had added.
The regime’s candidate from Islamabad, Finance Minister Dr Abdul Hafeez Shaikh, can be going through off former prime minister Yousaf Raza Gilani, related to the Opposition’s anti-government coalition below the Pakistan Democratic Motion (PDM).
Tareen, the sources had added, is in Islamabad now, since a majority of the PTI lawmakers from the Seraiki space have been visibly tilted in direction of Gilani, who served the world with a particular curiosity and maintained shut liaison with them throughout his tenure because the prime minister and earlier because the Nationwide Meeting speaker.
Each the divides of the Senate contest have approached Tareen for help, the sources had added, however the PTI management had not established contact with him for the aim.