Tareen hopeful his friendship with Imran will be back on track soon
PTI senior leader Jahangir Khan Tareen says he is happy that Prime Minister Imran Khan still values his friendship with him.–File photo
Jahangir Khan Tareen, a senior leader of the ruling Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), has said that he feels sorry for the cracks that appeared in his relationship with Prime Minister Imran Khan, but he is hopeful that these cracks will disappear soon.
Talking to a private news channel, Tareen said he was happy to hear prime minister’s views about him during a recent TV interview.
Prime Minister Imran Khan had said during an interview to a news channel on August 18 that Tareen had not committed any crime and that it was sad to hear that Tareen’s name surfaced during an inquiry into the sugar crisis.
Tareen said that Khan’s latest remarks about him dispelled the impression that he had forgotten his old friend. He said that Khan’s remarks during the TV interview showed he had not forgotten his old friend. He said it was Khan’s greatness that he did not forget him.
Tareen said that his relationship with Khan was an open secret, but only he and Khan understood the depth of this relationship. He said he was happy about what Khan said about him in his latest interview. He said that he and Khan had been together from formative years of the PTI to the Panama Leaks case and then to formation of a judicial commission.
Relations between Tareen and Khan went sour a few months ago when Tareen’s name surfaced in an inquiry into the sugar crisis. Later, Tareen stopped all his political activities and left Pakistan for London. He is still living there.