Disqualified Tareen spotted attending official meeting: report

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Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf leader Jahangir Khan may have been disqualified for life from holding public office, but reports suggest that Tareen is holding key policy meetings and documents have emerged which show that Tareen chaired a meeting of working group for PTI’s 100 days agenda.

According to the report, the first meeting of the working group was held at the Prime Minister’s Secretariat with Tareen as convener along with representative from public and private sectors.

Special Assistant to the PM on Media Affairs Iftikhar Durrani claimed to have no knowledge of such a meeting and sources close to Tareen were also unaware on the matter. However, a member of the meeting confirmed his presence.

 

Documents state that the meeting held on September 13 was to develop a concrete plan to deliver on the Prime Minister’s commitment to “Revamp Livestock Sector” under the “Uplift Agriculture and Conserve Water” theme of the 100 days agenda.

In line with PTI’s agenda and manifesto, and the challenges discussed, it was agreed to create 7 sub-groups to achieve the milestones for revamping the livestock sector. The final goal is to launch a comprehensive livestock plan.

Saad Hayat Tamman, member of Prime Minister’s Reform Team was tasked with the creation of a WhatsApp group of all participants for coordination purposes.

 

Tareen is facing criticism for being present in government meetings despite having been disqualified by the Supreme Court. The SC is taking up his review petition Thursday.