Lahore – Staff Reporter:
Shazia Marri has dismissed reports claiming that PTI stalwart Jahangir Tareen is joining the PPP after reports emerged a day earlier that he may part ways with the ruling party.
On Tuesday, Sindh Minister for Women Development Shahla Raza deleted that PTI leader Jahangir Tareen may join the PPP during a meeting “next week” with ex-president Asif Ali Zardari in Karachi.
Raza claimed Tareen had already met PPP’s Makhdoom Ahmed Mahmood, and “it is believed he will meet former president Asif Ali Zardari” in Karachi.
“It is believed he will leave PTI and join PPP along with his aides during the meeting.
Responding to Raza’s statement, Tareen had said a “consistent propaganda” campaign is in place against him. “The reports of my meeting with PPP leaders are baseless.”
“People spreading rumours against me will be disappointed,” he added.
“According to my information, reports claiming Jahangir Tareen joining PPP have no credence,” Marri told the hosts. She added that all such news reports were “incorrect”.
Reports regarding Tareen came in the backdrop of the FIA notices sent to Tareen and his son, Ali Tareen.
We respect ANP’s decision
Marri was also asked about the future of the Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) after ANP decided to leave the Opposition alliance over show-cause notices sent to them.
The PPP leader said that ANP is an independent political party that the PPP respects the party’s decision to leave the alliance.
“It’s a political party and is independent and has the right to make its own decisions and it did,” said Marri.