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Jahangir Tareen ‘likely to meet’ PML-N leaders during UK trip

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  • Istehktam-e-Pakistan Party chief leaves for UK.
  • Tareen is expected to stay in UK for over a week.
  • He will meet overseas Pakistanis during his visit.

LAHORE: Days after officially forming a political party, Istehktam-e-Pakistan Party (IPP), president Jahangir Tareen left for the United Kingdon on Sunday amid speculations that he will hold meetings with Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leaders.

According to sources, the party chief is expected to stay in the UK for over a week, during which he will hold meetings with the overseas Pakistanis and have his medical check-up. 

Soon after rumours spurred regarding its emergence, the party was joined by several Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) deserters and close aides of Imran Khan, including:

  • Former information minister Fawad Chaudhry
  • Former Sindh governor Imran Ismail
  • Former health minister Amir Kiani
  • Former Azad Jammu and Kashmir prime minister Sardar Tanveer Ilyas 
  • Former federal minister Mahmood Molvi
  • Former SAPM Firdous Ashiq Awan
  • Former federal minister Ali Zaidi
  • Former provincial minister Fayyazul Hasan Chauhan
  • Former member of the provincial assembly Nauman Langrial

Tareen had brushed aside the impression that his party was formed to replace the PTI, saying IPP would work only to develop the country. 

He had expressed sorrow that despite making efforts while in PTI, his new comrades could not work hard to materialise the PTI manifesto and disappointed the people.

The IPP chief had expressed confidence that more politicians would join the IPP in the coming days, and the party will try its best to resolve the economic mess and divisions in the nation.

Tareen — once a close aide of the PTI chief and a key person in bringing the party to power in 2018 — officially launched his new party on June 8, saying that he joined politics to play his role for the betterment of the country.

Several PTI defectors — who parted ways from Khan following the May 9 mayhem — have joined hands with Tareen.

On May 9, the PTI chairman was arrested from the premises of the Islamabad High Court. His arrest triggered almost countrywide rioting, during which important military installations — including the General Headquarters (GHQ) in Rawalpindi and Lahore Corp Commander’s residence — were attacked and vandalised.

Since then, there has been a mass exodus of PTI leaders jumping ship, and many that claimed to leave the party had stated in their press conferences that they had bid adieu to politics.

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No “major breakthrough” in the opposition-led JUI-F and PTI meeting

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Maulana Fazalur Rehman stated that mending rifts in relationships and getting rid of resentment in an interview with the media in Islamabad with a team from the Tehreek-e-Tahafuz-e-Ayeen-e-Pakistan that paid him a visit.

While no significant progress was made at the meeting, all sides decided to keep in touch in order to plan for the future.

“A positive message,” according to the JUI-F chief, was received with open arms by the delegation. Taking a “united” stance on national issues was the primary goal of the meeting, he said.

Democracy is losing its appeal, and Pakistan’s parliament and constitution are losing their respect. In parliament, Maulana Fazalur Rehman continued, “we should have a single voice.”

Remarking on the event, National Assembly Opposition Leader Omar Ayub thanked the JUI-F leader for ‘warmly’ receiving the group.

We had a fruitful discussion in the meeting, he declared, urging the opposition parties to work with the PTI to “protect” the constitution.

Constitutional violations and a lack of a rule of law are the claims made by Omar Ayub. According to him, there was “no reason” why the police searched the PTI’s Islamabad central secretariat office.

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In the instance of illegal recruitment, Pervaiz Elahi is granted bail.

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The earlier-reserved court ruling was delivered by LHC Judge Sultan Tanveer Ahmad on Tuesday.

LHC had filed a post-arrest bail motion, according to the former chief minister.

On October 25, 2023, Pervaiz was taken into custody by the Anti-Corruption Establishment (ACE).

From June 1 to September 18, Elahi has been arrested in a number of crimes; the most recent one was reported by the Punjab ACE on September 18.

More: Pervaiz Elahi’s condition “deteriorated” in Adiala jail; he was hurried to PIMS.

In the Punjab Assembly, Elahi illegally hired 12 people for grade 17 positions, according to information provided by an ACE representative.

In the provincial assembly, the candidates were chosen through record-altering.

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The bail petition of Parvez Elahi in the Jinnah House attack case has been rejected by the ATC.

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A bail application filed by Chaudhry Parvez Elahi, a leader of the Pakistan Tehreek e Insaf (PTI) party, in the Jinnah House attack case has been rejected by an Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) on the grounds of prematurity.

ATC Judge Arshad Javed announced the decision during today’s hearing.

The counsel representing Parvez Elahi contended that there was a significant likelihood of his client being arrested in relation to the Jinnah House attack case. It was stated that the ex-Chief Minister had previously been held in custody on judicial remand in other cases.

The petitioner requested the court to authorise the release of Parvez Elahi on bail in the Jinnah House attack case.

Nevertheless, the prosecution argued that the bail petition did not meet the necessary legal criteria, emphasising that Parvez Elahi had not been apprehended in connection with the case.

Considering these considerations, the court rejected Parvez Elahi’s request for release, stating that it was premature since he had not been arrested in the Jinnah House attack case.

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