The ongoing global pandemic has affected many, especially the poor. However, time doesn’t seem to be on the rich side either. One of Pakistan’s leading industrialists and leading members of the PTI, Jahangir Tareen is feeling the heat at the moment.
Before the COVID-19 pandemic, Pakistan was going through a sugar and wheat crisis as well. The PTI government has been failing to tackle the problem and hold culprits answerable. The FIA report on the sugar crisis stated three people as the main beneficiaries of the crisis, namely Jahangir Tareen, Khusro Bakhtiar’s brother, and PML-Q’s Moonis Elahi.
Raising the flag of anti-corruption and transparency, the 32-page report has shaken the core of the political party. PM Imran Khan’s go-to man, Jahangir Tareen, seems to have been left exposed and alone in the process.
Mr. Jahangir Khan Tareen has been removed as Chair of Task Force on Agriculture in light of findings of Sugar and Wheat Inquiry Report. Any further action may be taken after final findings of the Inquiry Committee
— Dr. Shahbaz GiLL (@SHABAZGIL) April 6, 2020
Since the FIA report, Jahangir Tareen has been removed as the Chief of ‘Agriculture Task Force’. Dr. Shahbaz Gill tweeted the news today and stated that an inquiry against him would be initiated. But wait! There’s a twist.
‘Know nothing about any task force’
After Gill’s comments, Jahangir Tareen took to Twitter himself and shocked PTI supporters with another news. Tareen stated that he was never a part of something called the Agriculture Task Force and questioned his removal from a post he did not occupy.
Hello hello, News bring reported that I have been “removed” as C’man Agri Task Force ….I was never chairman of any task force . Can anyone show me a notification with me as C’man ??
Pl get your facts right people
— Jahangir Khan Tareen (@JahangirKTareen) April 6, 2020
The fiasco doesn’t stop here. As per journalist Ali Shah, Jahangir Tareen says PM’s Principal Secretary is leading the sabotage faction against him. This puts light on Dr. Shahbaz Gill’s statement and how Azam Khan might have influenced it.
Jahangir Tareen says PM Imran Khan’s Principal Secretary Azam Khan is running campaign against him and used PM office to attack his credibility. Tareen blames a faction around PM Khan for attacking him. pic.twitter.com/TqFSmI6nwh
— Murtaza Ali Shah (@MurtazaViews) April 6, 2020
All in all, it seems that the PTI govt is feeling the heat of the moment and things do not seem to be in motion. People inside the party are not happy with Jahangir Tareen and some have even stated that the PM Imran Khan himself wants to keep a distance.
Khusro Bakhtiar and Jahangir Tareen remain disgraced as of the moment as the popular public opinion swings against them.