‘Don’t attend official meetings’, Qureshi asks Tareen
Foreign Minister, Shah Mahmood Qureshi has asked Jahangir Khan Tareen to refrain from attending government meetings. During press conference, Qureshi acknowledging Tareen said, “He has done a lot for party and is a God-gifted man with outstanding capabilities, but was requested not to attend government meetings”.
“I would ask my brother (Tareen) to think about this, when you participate in government meetings, it gives PML-N’s Marriyum Aurangzeb an opportunity to hold a presser and call into question if your presence in meetings is not contempt of court.”
Tareen was disqualified by Supreme Court in December 2017 for mis-declaration under Article 62(1) (f) of Constitution, same provision under which former Prime Minister, Nawaz Sharif was held ineligible for life to hold any public office over Panama Papers leaks case.
When Article applies to Nawaz Sharif, we say he is not eligible for a position neither of party nor government, but it changes for us. “PTI worker is mentally unable to accept it,” he said.
Shortly after, Tareen via Twitter took a swipe at Qureshi, saying: “There is only one man in my life whom, I consider my leader and to whom I am answerable. His name is Imran Khan.”
“I have stood by his side through thick and thin and will continue to do so till my last breath”, he added without naming Qureshi.