Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi stated that Prime Minister Imran Khan phoned PTI leader Jahangir Tareen, with whom he had not spoken in a long time, to check on his health. He reported it was only a goodwill gesture.
Qureshi, who said PM Imran contacted his former close aide as a “goodwill gesture” following his illness, downplayed the premier’s contact with the ailing leader.
The PM apparently spoke to Tareen on the phone before his departure for London, where he was going to receive medical treatment, according to sources.
According to insiders, two federal ministers pushed the prime minister to call Tareen in a bid to sabotage any prospects of success for an anti-government motion.
The two federal ministers met with the prime minister and suggested that he call Tareen, but the sources noted that he got a stony silence from him.
Punjab minister Rana Sanaullah denied PTI leader Tareen’s rumoured trip to London to meet with PML-N party chief Nawaz Sharif on Saturday.
A meeting between Tareen and Mian Nawaz Sharif, according to Sanaullah, is not currently planned.
Jahangir Tareen’s group might support a no-trust motion against PTI-led government, sources stated following a meeting at Awn Chaudhry’s house under Tareen’s leadership.
Tareen was given the ability to make a final decision by the group.
The bulk of the group’s members, it’s been said, have opted to go all-out in politics and begin an anti-government campaign.
When asked about their anti-government attitude, most of the members of the group recommended siding with the PML-N, although those from Jhang favoured remaining independent.