Tareen-aligned PTI group to determine technique after Eid, say sources

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The Jahangir Tareen-aligned PTI lawmakers’ group is ready to determine its technique in opposition to the federal government’s sugar scandal probe after Eid-ul-Fitr, sources mentioned Monday. The growth comes a day after they’d met Prime Minister Imran Khan to tell him about their reservations.

The lawmakers have determined to attend until the fee headed by Senator Syed Ali Zafar concludes its investigation into Tareen’s involvement within the sugar scandal, sources mentioned.

Sources mentioned Ali Zafar has additionally met attorneys and the accountant representing the pro-Tareen group to listen to their standpoint concerning the case.

Sources mentioned Ali Zafar Advocate has additionally met the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) officers ​​and the staff investigating the sugar scandal to debate points regarding the probe.

On the opposite hand, sources mentioned 4 extra members of the National Assembly have contacted Tareen.

Earlier within the day, in the course of the listening to of the case in opposition to Tareen and his son Ali Tareen, the PTI chief’s lawyer had informed the court docket {that a} new staff was investigating the case.

“We should be given the chance to partake in the probe,” Tareen’s legal professional had mentioned.

Tareen group meets PM Imran Khan

The Tareen group, on April 28, met PM Imran Khan and expressed their reservations in opposition to the PM’s aide on accountability Shahzad Akbar.

Speaking to the media after the assembly, PTI’s MNA from Faisalabad Raja Riaz mentioned that the prime minister has assured the group that he’s “personally monitoring” the inquiry in opposition to Tareen and can see to it that justice is served.

“We met the prime minister in a very cordial atmosphere,” Riaz told reporters, “He has assured us that justice will be served. The prime minister said there is no question of such treatment being meted out to anyone.”

When asked what was discussed regarding advisor Shahzad Akbar, Riaz said that the group shared their reservations, after which “the prime minister mentioned he is not going to enable injustice to be executed with anybody and that we should always go away it to him and he’ll take duty.”

Riaz clarified that the prime minister has not “acknowledged” that Akbar has meted out “unfair treatment” to Tareen, however the group has merely shared their issues and the premier has assured them of wanting into them. These embrace the elimination of Akbar’s involvement within the probe into Tareen’s case and the formation of a judicial fee.

The PTI MNA claimed that the prime minister mentioned: “You are all my allies. Even those who are opposed to me, I wish to tell them, no one will be treated unfairly and justice will be done.”

Riaz mentioned the group thanked the premier for his assurances. “We have full confidence in our captain and our prime minister and InshaAllah we will secure justice,” he added.

Probe report prone to be prepared in a fortnight: PTI chief

Ishaq Khan Khakwani, a senior member of the ruling celebration, informed Geo.television on Wednesday that over 30 MNAs and MPAs of the PTI met the prime minister on Tuesday.

“During the meeting a complaint was launched against Shahzad Akbar,” Khakwani, who was on the assembly, mentioned. “The parliamentarians complained that he [Akbar] is going beyond his mandate. He is using his influence as the de facto interior minister by using the FIA against Tareen and his family.”

The PTI chief added that the parliamentarians on the assembly requested the prime minister to take away Shahzad Akbar from the case [involving Tareen].

For now, the prime minister promised the PTI lawmakers that he’ll represent a fee, headed by Senator Syed Ali Zafar, to probe the case and put together a report.

“The prime minister said himself that I will ask Zafar to investigate the facts of the case. He said that the facts he has so far were given to him by these people,” Khakwani mentioned.

The PTI chief added that he’s underneath the impression that Zafar’s report shall be offered to the prime minister inside a fortnight. 

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