Leaders of the ruling Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) and supporters of Prime Minister Imran Khan have taken to social media to rally support for the prime minister after a senior member of the party, Jahangir Tareen Khan, formed a like-minded group, shocking the government, which only has a sliver of a majority in parliament.
‘Behind You Skipper’ and ‘I Stand with Imran Khan’ have started trending on Twitter as the social media battle between supporters of JKT and Imran Khan continues.
Tareen, who was once a close friend of the premier, reportedly announced the group at a dinner given in honour of Assembly members who are backing him amid corruption allegations on Tuesday.
According to the report, Raja Riaz will be the National Assembly parliamentary leader of the Jahangir Tareen like-minded (Hum Khayal) group, while Saeed Akbar Nawani will be the Punjab Assembly parliamentary leader.
Tareen denied reports of a forward bloc earlier today while speaking to the media outside a banking court, adding that PTI lawmakers on his side would continue to raise their voices in the Punjab Assembly against what he calls the Punjab government’s’revenge politics’ against members of his group.
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