Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Jahangir Tareen on Thursday said he could not even think about “causing harm to Prime Minister Imran Khan”.
Tareen also denied reports that the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) stalwart and leader of the opposition in the Senate Yousuf Raza Gilani had travelled on his plane.
“If Yousuf Raza Gilani used Makhdoom Ahmed Mahmood’s plane, how is it my fault,” the estranged PTI leader asked.
The PTI leader went on to add that he had been supporting the premier with honesty and sincerity.
“The government has been wrongly informed about the use of the plane,” he said and claimed that PM’s advisers Azam Khan and Shahzad Akbar were behind it.
“My record is clean and I can’t even think about causing harm to the prime minister,” he maintained.
On Wednesday, Tareen said those who were trying to “humiliate others” would soon be unveiled. “PTI’s top leadership should take this initiative now to unmask such elements,” he was quoted as saying.
Lashing out at his party for resorting to subjecting him to a media trial, Tareen said that “it is regrettable that we are here seeking justice from the PTI.”
He, however, denied that he was quitting the party, asking why his loyalty was being tested.
Yesterday, PTI Punjab leaders including MPAs accompanied the estranged party leader to a banking court where he sought extension in the pre-arrest bails granted to him and his son in the fraud cases filed by the Federal Investigation Agency.