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Jahangir Tareen, Ali Tareen will again appear in Banking Court today

Dunya News

In a show of support, several lawmakers from the ruling PTI will accompany Jahangir Tareen to court.

LAHORE (Dunya News) – Estranged Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Jahangir Tareen and his son Ali Tareen will appear before Banking Court today (Saturday) in alleged money laundering case filed against them by the Federal Investigation Agency.

In a show of support, several like-minded lawmakers from the ruling Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) will accompany sugar baron Jahangir Tareen to court.

The case was registered by the FIA of alleged fraud of Rs3.14 billion on March 22 against the father-son duo.

The FIR states that Jahangir allegedly transferred illegal shares worth billions of rupees to Farooqi Pulp Mills Limited (FPML), which is owned by his son and close relatives.

It says the transfers, especially after 2011-12, were "patently fraudulent investments which ultimately translated into personal gains" for Jahangir s family. Some Rs3 billion were invested and laundered through the same factory.

Earlier on Friday, Jahangir Tareen hosted a dinner in honour of like-minded party members. The dinner was attended by more than 29 members of parliament and leaders of the ruling party.

The leaders in attendance declared that Jahangir Tareen was being treated unjustly and announced that they will stand by him. However, they said that no forward block or pressure group was being formed within the party and they will demand justice from the leadership by remaining in the party.

The PTI leaders lamented the persistent misinformation given to the Prime Minister and said that retaliatory actions based on personal grudges were intolerable and hurtful to the party workers.

According to sources, the leaders present at the dinner said that the presence of unelected individuals was making the situation worse and weakening the party.

Addressing the present members, Jahangir Khan Tareen said that he was still in PTI and that meeting friends and having food was a routine matter.

Among the attendees were Raja Riaz, Ghulam Bibi Bharwana, Provincial Minister Noman Langarial, Sami Gilani, Riaz Mazari, Khawaja Shiraz, Javed Warraich, Ghulam Lali, Ajmal Cheema, Abdul Hai Dasti, Amir Muhammad Khan, Rafaqat Gilani, Faisal Jabwana, Khurram Leghari , Asif Majeed, Bilal Warraich, Omar Aftab Dhillon, Tahir Randhawa, Amin Chaudhry, Ghulam Rasool, Sajjad Warraich, Nazir Chauhan, Zawar Warraich, Mehr Aslam Bharwana, Salman Naeem, Iftikhar Gondal and others.