LAHORE: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Jahangir Tareen has said that the ruling party and Prime Minister Imran Khan are inseparable.
“PTI exists because of Imran Khan and the premier cannot be eliminated through any minus-one formula,” he said while speaking to the media on Sunday. “Maryam Nawaz, on the other hand, is at risk of becoming [politically] redundant,” he added.
Tareen said former prime minister Nawaz Sharif’s sons are in London to take care of their ailing father, hinting that the government might not allow Maryam to travel abroad adding that Maryam Nawaz wish to visit London is not understandable.
The statement comes a day after PML-N stressed the need for an in-house change of the government before holding fresh elections as the party’s bigwigs met in London.
Commenting on appointment of ECP members, Tareen said Parliament is the supreme institution and has the right to legislate. “It is our [government] and opposition’s shared responsibility to sit together [and resolve the issue],” he said.
On reservations shown by the PTI’s coalition partners, Tareen said Chaudhry brothers – Pervaiz Elahi and Shujaat Hussain – did not express any grievance during a recently held meeting with him. “We have also resolved matters with [BNP chief] Akhtar Mengal in the past,” he added.