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PM Imran Khan to meet pro-Jahangir Tareen lawmakers tomorrow: sources

At least 30 lawmakers will meet the prime minister tomorrow and present their reservations in front of him, say sources

By Web Desk
April 26, 2021

Prime Minister Imran Khan will meet PTI lawmakers who have come out in support of estranged party leader Jahangir Tareen and hear their reservations, Geo News reported Monday, citing sources.

The premier is scheduled to meet at least 30 PTI lawmakers tomorrow, sources said, adding the party's MPAs and MNAs, who are close to the estranged leader, will present Tareen's case to the prime minister.

Last week, PTI lawmakers backing Tareen refused to hold a meeting with a committee formed by the premier to hold talks with them, insisting they wanted the prime minister himself to listen to their reservations.

"Imran Khan is our captain, and we will present our grievances only in front of him," the lawmakers had said, according to sources.

PTI lawmakers propose quitting assemblies

Earlier, PTI lawmakers had offered to quit the assemblies in support of Tareen, during a meeting held at his Lahore residence.

Sources privy to the meeting informed Geo News that more than 30 members of both the national and provincial assemblies attended the huddle and discussed the roadmap ahead for the party, with a majority of them offering to resign.

According to the sources, the offer of resignations was not unanimously agreed upon by all lawmakers as a measure suited for the time being.

The lawmakers were, however, of the opinion that if "injustices" against Tareen continue, then the option of resignations from the assemblies must be exercised.

The sources said that the lawmakers also decided to contact others from the party.