Asad Umar and Asad Qaiser— senior Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leaders who’ve no longer quit the party like dozens of other in the wake of a central authority crackdown—have categorically said they are “not in contact with” Jahangir Tareen, a former PTI secretary fashionable who’s reportedly busy in cobbling collectively a celebration of his personal.I haven’t any touch with Jahangir Tareen,” stated Asad Umar on Monday while responding to a question asked by using a journalist outdoor a periods courtroom in Islamabad.
“I get in contact with Fawad Chaudhry, however, once in a while,” Umar admitted candidly.Fawad, who served as a federal minister for statistics at some stage in maximum a part of the PTI’s rule, announced leaving the celebration as well as politics after government booked him in numerous cases for allegedly instigating violence after the arrest of the PTI chief on May 9.
On May 24, Umar additionally introduced stepping down from all party positions which include that of the PTI secretary general. However, he clarified that he was not leaving the birthday celebration.As the former ruling birthday celebration started out displaying signs and symptoms of disintegration, dozens of PTI leaders jumped ship with a majority of them rallying round Tareen.
According to reviews, Tareen has decided to form a brand new political party and that two former PTI leaders, Fawad Chaudhry and Shaukat Tarin, have contacted him. When a journalist quipped if Tareen was going to rejoin the PTI, Umar retorted that they did no longer have “a relationship” with each other.
In response to another question about Faisal Vawda — a former PTI chief who has turned his lower back on the celebration and joined political foes in criticising it for its anti-military rhetoric—Umar stated he had “no concept” whose aspect Vowda changed into on.
Separately, senior PTI chief and former National Assembly speaker Asad Qaiser additionally instructed media people on Monday that he was not in contact with Jehangir Tareen. “I am inside the PTI simplest,” he added.Qaiser was speakme to media persons outdoor a district and sessions court docket in Islamabad, wherein, he said, he seemed in reference to 4 cases. He stated he is in touch with the birthday party leader and confirmed that the PTI was critical approximately negotiations.
However, when requested approximately Interior Minister Rana Sanaullah’s current statement, wherein he said that the deposed prime minister need to call incumbent Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif immediately if he actually dreams a speak, Qaiser questioned how negotiations should take vicinity in the cutting-edge scenario.
“How can talk take location in the present day state of affairs?” asked Qaiser.