Special Assistant to the Punjab Chief Minister on Political Affairs Aun Chaudhry resigned from his post on Friday after being asked to dissociate himself from the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s estranged faction – the Jahangir Tareen group.
According to Express, the provincial chief executive had a meeting with his aide during which Aun was asked to distance himself from the estranged PTI leader and his group or resign. Aun chose to do the latter.
“I had served the party ignoring my family and this is how my services are being rewarded,” Aun lamented. “I was sadly removed from the office for refusing to break ties from the Tareen group.”
He further stated he was made the special assistant to the Punjab chief minister without any department and was being removed without any reason.
“Everyone knows about Jahangir Tareen’s struggle for the party without which the PTI would not have come in power after the 2018 general elections,” Aun further stated in his resignation letter.
He added that he had been relieved from responsibilities and was now resigning from his post but he would not leave the Tareen group as his conscience does not allow him to do so.
Meanwhile, Raja Riaz, a key leader of the Jahangir Tareen group, reacted strongly to the developing situation.
Riaz said that he commends Chaudhry on his courage.
“If you ask us to resign, we will give it, but we will not leave Jahangir Tareen,” Riaz said. “In the next few days, we will take a joint decision on the whole situation.”
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