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Tareen distances himself from PTI intra-party elections

April 12, 2016

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Jahangir Khan Tareen on Monday announced that he would play no further part in the intra-party election (IPE). “I was never and am not now interested in any party position. I will continue to serve PTI as a worker and strive for party’s unity,” Tareen said in a statement. He also confirmed his decision in an exclusive chat with media. “Imran Khan has called for a final showdown with the Sharif’s. It is of utmost importance that the whole party stands united. In the spirit of unity and keeping the party cause supreme, I have decided that I will play no further part in the elections.” He said that he was never interested in any party position. “I was never and am not now interested in any party position. I will continue to serve PTI as a worker and strive for party unity,” he said. He said that he burnt his boats and joined PTI to follow Imran Khan’s ideology. “I cannot stand by and watch PTI divided and especially at this critical juncture. I call upon the entire party hierarchy to play their role in uniting PTI. We need to focus our energies on exposing the Sharifs,” he added. The statement comes a day after PTI leader Shah Mahmood Qurershi lambasted Chaudhry Sarwar and Jahangir Khan Tarin. “I will try to quit politics the day I have to take ticket from people like Jahangir Khan Tareen and Chaudhry Sarwar,” he said.