- Jahangir Tareen says group investigating him shouldn’t be such that “works on a telephone name” and requires a brand new group to research him.
- PTI MNAs, MPAs, provincial ministers and advisers rally round Tareen as present of assist.
- Periods courtroom extends Jahangir Tareen and son Ali Tareen’s bail until April 22, banking courtroom extends bail until April 17.
LAHORE: PTI stalwart Jahangir Tareen, who’s dealing with a number of circumstances, appealed for a “truthful group” to probe his case as he believes that the present officers investigating him are “controversial”.
“[Hold an] inquiry however make a clear group that isn’t controversial. The group that’s [currently] investigating will not be truthful,” Tareen informed the media after making appearances earlier than the classes and banking courts for extension in his bail.
The PTI stalwart claimed that the group investigating him was engaged on a “telephone name” and known as for a brand new group to research him as the present one was taking orders from another person.
He alleged that the FIR in opposition to him was “made in Islamabad” and was signed in Lahore after it was transported to the provincial capital in a “USB”.
The PTI chief mentioned that he was not operating away from the legislation and can “by no means” accomplish that.
Throughout the media discuss, he, as soon as once more, dismissed the claims that he was leaving the PTI.
“We’re [a part of] the occasion and we’ll stay in it. If we don’t keep, the place will we go?” requested Tareen. He assured the media that he might be “vindicated” by the courts within the circumstances he’s dealing with.
He additionally thanked the PTI MPAs, MNAs and ministers that got here to assist him through the listening to.
PTI lawmakers rally round Tareen
Earlier, earlier than the listening to, a bunch of PTI MNAs, MPAs, ministers and advisers to CM Punjab arrived at Tareen’s residence as a present of assist and even accompanied the embattled PTI chief to his courtroom look.
All of the supporters of the PTI chief had gone to courtroom with Tareen from his residence, in a single van.
As per PTI MNA Raja Riaz, at the least 22 MPAs and eight MNAs have been with them. The group included provincial minister Nauman Langrial, MPAs Nazeer Chohan, Iftikhar Gondal, Amin Chaudhry, Khurram Laghari, Awn Chaudhry, Raja Riaz and others.
“We’re with PTI Quaid Jahangir Tareen,” mentioned MNA Riaz whereas chatting with the media. He maintained that their captain was Imran Khan.
Riaz informed the journalists that the lawmakers that have been supporting Tareen weren’t “blackmailers” and added that they’re sympathetic to the PTI and wished to make the occasion stronger.
“Those that are conspiring in opposition to Jahangir Tareen are conspiring in opposition to Imran Khan and PTI,” mentioned Riaz, who has been standing by Tareen ever because the case in opposition to him got here ahead.
The PTI MNA requested PM Khan to consider the case registered in opposition to Tareen as he believed it was a “conspiracy”. He added that there have been “some individuals” with the PM who have been “concentrating on” Tareen.
The MNA from Faisalabad mentioned that Tareen was not in search of concessions from the courtroom and warranted everybody that the PTI chief might be exonerated by the courts.
“Jahangir Tareen is dealing with false circumstances registered in opposition to him in courtroom,” mentioned Riaz in his passionate defence of the PTI stalwart.
“Our captain is Imran Khan and we search justice from him,” mentioned Riaz. He repeated that the lawmakers standing with Tareen wish to see the PTI get stronger.
Riaz additional mentioned that there was no want for the PM to be “indignant” with them as they have been in search of an investigation group with “trustworthy” individuals in it.
“We wish justice from Tehreek-e-Insaf,” mentioned Riaz.
Minister asks PTI members to make Tareen stronger
Alternatively, Punjab Minister for Administration and Skilled Improvement Nauman Langrial appealed to different PTI members to make Tareen “stronger”.
The minister mentioned that it was Tareen who invited them to the PTI and gave them “respect”.
“We’ll assist Jahangir Tareen and stick with him and make the occasion stronger,” mentioned Langrial. He added that those that need the PTI to grow to be weak wish to weaken the nation.
MPA questions Adviser to PM Shahzad Akbar
In the meantime, PTI MPA from Lahore Nazeer Chohan, in his media discuss, questioned the position of adviser to PM on Accountability Shahzad Akbar.
“I’m an MPA from Lahore, what does Shehzad Akbar have, what’s his qualification,” requested Chohan. He additionally appealed to PM Imran Khan to provide the lawmakers time to fulfill them.
“These individuals will go away the nation and solely we might be with you,” mentioned Chohan as he appealed to the PM to fulfill them. He additionally claimed that folks sitting left and proper to the PM have been conspiring in opposition to him.
“PM Imran you mentioned to face with the reality. PM it is best to invite us you need to hearken to our grievances,” mentioned Chohan. He added that they shouldn’t be taken as outsiders or individuals engaged on an “agenda”.
Chohan additionally mentioned that all the lawmakers had determined that they are going to converse to PM Imran Khan and search “justice” from him.
No reality in ahead bloc rumours: Chohan
The PTI MPA additionally dismissed rumours claiming that the lawmakers supporting the embattled PTI Chief Tareen would make a ahead bloc in opposition to the occasion’s authorities in Punjab.
“There is no such thing as a reality [about] a ahead bloc. Imran Khan is our Quaid,” mentioned the lawmaker from Lahore. He added that their “life and loss of life” was with Imran Khan.
Jahangir, Ali Tareens’ bail prolonged until April 17, 22
Earlier than speaking to the media, Tareen alongside together with his supporters appeared earlier than the banking and classes courtroom listening to his circumstances.
The PTI stalwart first made an look earlier than a classes courtroom listening to his case and the courtroom prolonged Jahangir Tareen and his son Ali’s bail until April 22. The listening to was presided over by Decide Hamid Hussain
The choose, earlier than extending the bail, requested the FIA if it had any objection to the courtroom’s resolution.
The FIA mentioned it had no objection however requested the courtroom to direct Tareen and his son to hitch the investigation.
“The FIA ought to state the position of every accused and the investigation must be clear. All of the accused must be a part of the FIA investigation,” ordered choose Hussain as he issued the bail orders.
Within the listening to earlier than the banking courtroom, Tareen’s bail was prolonged until April 17. The bail was issued by choose Ameer Muhammad Khan.
Alleged fraud, cash laundering circumstances registered in opposition to Jahangir Tareen, son
PTI chief Jahangir Tareen has been charged with alleged fraud and cash laundering.
A Federal Investigation Company (FIA) Lahore investigation group registered a case of alleged fraud of Rs3.14 billion on March 22 in opposition to them.
The FIR states that Jahangir Tareen allegedly transferred unlawful shares price billions of rupees to Farooqi Pulp Mills Restricted (FPML), which is owned by his son and shut kinfolk.
It says the transfers, particularly after 2011-12, have been “patently fraudulent investments which finally translated into private features” for Jahangir’s household. Some Rs3 billion have been invested and laundered via the identical manufacturing unit.
The FIR outlines when and the way FPML was made again in 1991.
It contains sections 406, 420 and 109 of the Pakistan Penal Code with Part 3/four of Anti-Cash Laundering Act, 2010. Rana M Shawaz would be the investigation officer.