Lahore: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI) leader Jahangir Tareen has said that he has no intention of meeting Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari and he will remain a part of ruling party.
While talking to media on the occasion of his appearance in Banking Court Lahore, Jahangir Tareen said that he has not parted ways with PTI.
“I have worked for PTI for straight ten years. There are some people who are conspiring against me. I was a friend, why are you pushing towards enmity,” he asked without naming Prime Minister Imran Khan.
PTI leader further stated that his loyalty is being tested.
“A total of three FIRs have been registered against me and my son. My bank accounts have also been frozen.
Why are there only FIRs against me? We demand justice from PTI. Imran Khan should expose those who are taking political revenge,” he said.
Earlier, before the appearance of Jahangir Tareen and Ali Tareen in the Banking Court, MNAs and MPAs reached the house of Jahangir Tareen and extended support towards the PTI leader.
It is pertinent to mention here that Lahore’s Banking Court has extended the interim bail of Jahangir Tareen and his son Ali Tareen till April 10 in sugar scandal case.
FIA registers cases against Jahangir Tareen and Ali Tareen
On March 31, the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) registered two cases against Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf leader (PTI) leader Jahangir Tareen and his son over Rs. 3 billion financial embezzlement and their involvement in sugar scandal.
According to the FIA, Former Secretary Agriculture Rana Naseem was the patron of the sugar mill mafia scandal, for which his name is also included in the registered case.
The second case includes the names of Jahangir Tareen, his son Ali Tareen and two daughters.
FIA has detected that Jahangir Tareen transferred Rs 3 billion from his son-in-law's unfunctional paper factory, JDW which was later transferred to the accounts of Tareen family.
The PTI leader’s factory has 26% public shareholders.
According to sources, the FIA will record their statements in person before reaching a decision based on evidence whether to arrest them or not.
Earlier the FIA lodged a case over sugar scam under sections 406 (criminal breach of trust), 420 (cheating of public shareholders) and 109 of the Pakistan Penal Code and r/w 3/4 of Anti Money Laundering Act.