IPP, PTI-P Chiefs Tareen, Khattak quit politics; Siraj steps down as JI chief

Istehkam-i-Pakistan chief Jahangir Khan Tareen has decided to leave politics and step down from the position of party chairman.

In a post on X, Tareen said he would like to thank everyone who supported him in the elections and offered his congratulations to his political opponents over their victories.

“I have immense respect for the will of the people of Pakistan,” said Tareen and added that he would continue to serve Pakistan to the best of his ability.

PTI-P chief Pervez Khattak quits politics

Pervez Khattak, chief of his breakaway faction of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf, PTI-Parliamentarians, has resigned from his party position, saying that he is “taking a break” from politics for now.

The development comes after his party failed to win even a single seat during the recently-held general elections.

During canvassing, Khattak had made bold claims that he would be the next chief minister of K-P and that the PTI-backed independents would also align with him after winning.

Khattak’s two sons and a son-in-law were contesting from all seven seats in Nowshera, but couldn’t win any one of these.

JI’s Sirajul Haq steps down as party chief

In a shocking development, JI chief Sirajul Haq has stepped down as party chief after the Jamaat suffered a significant defeat in the February 8 polls after failing to secure any seats in the National Assembly.

“I accept responsibility for the election defeat and have resigned from the post of party ameer,” said Siraj in a short post on X.


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