Islamabad (Staff Report): Jahangir Tareen on Saturday resigned as the general secretary of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) after being disqualified by the Supreme Court (SC).
Tareen uploaded a copy of his resignation on Twitter and hoped that the PTI Chairman Imran Khan would become the next premier of the country.
Tareen decided to step down from the party post after he met senior members of PTI following apex court’s verdict that gave a decisive blow to his political career.
On Friday, the Supreme Court ruled that Tareen could not be termed honest as he failed to declare his offshore firm and used dubious terms in his statemnets before court.
I have resigned as SG of Pakistan Tehrik e Insaf . Will remain part of the struggle. Hoping to see Imran Khan as Pakistan’s next PM , IA pic.twitter.com/mqgoFevRFN— Jahangir Khan Tareen (@JahangirKTareen) December 16, 2017
He was disqualified as a legislator on the basis of Article 62(1)(f) of the Constitution and and Section 99 of Representation of People Act (ROPA) .