Imran asks Tareen to continue as PTI’s secretary general

Published: December 16, 2017
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On Friday, the top court rejected Hanif Abbasi's petition for Khan's disqualification but disqualified Tareen. PHOTO: FILE

On Friday, the top court rejected Hanif Abbasi's petition for Khan's disqualification but disqualified Tareen. PHOTO: FILE

Just a day after the Supreme Court (SC) of Pakistan disqualified Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Jahangir Khan Tareen under Article 62(1)(f) of the Constitution, Imran Khan asked him to continue working as party secretary general.

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According to Express News, Chairman PTI reached Islamabad on Saturday morning after completing his Karachi tour and met Tareen at his residence.

On Friday’s much-awaited judgement in the Imran Khan and Jahangir Tareen disqualification case, rejecting Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Hanif Abbasi’s petition for Khan’s disqualification the apex court rejected bid to oppose the opposition leader.

During their first meeting after the verdict, Khan discussed varying aspects of the SC’s decision with Tareen and asked him to continue performing his duties as PTI’s secretary general until further advised.

December 15, remained a day of mixed blessing for the PTI as the SC Khan to be honest but disqualified Tareen.

A three-judge bench, headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Mian Saqib Nisar and comprising Justice Umar Ata Bandial and Justice Faisal Arab, had announced two verdicts on the constitutional petitions filed by Abbasi seeking the disqualification of Imran and Tareen on various grounds.

Tareen could profit from ‘Sharif-specific’ tweak

The bench disqualified Tareen on very similar grounds to those used by the larger bench to oust former prime minister Nawaz Sharif. The court did not pass any direction regarding allegations of corruption against Tareen.

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