Estranged PTI leader, Jahangir Khan Tareen, on Monday, criticised the federal government and said that it should keep everything aside and focus on reducing inflation.
Speaking to the media in Kahror Pakka tehsil of Lodhran, Tareen said that the incumbent government has failed to reduce inflation, thus causing great inconvenience to people.
He said that inflation is controlled by applying the theory of supply and demand, adding that had the government taken timely decisions in the past, people wouldn’t have to suffer.
“Had decisions regarding imports been made on time, the issues of wheat, sugar and other commodities wouldn’t have been there,” said Tareen.
Despite taking a jibe at the PTI-led federal government, the leader stressed that PTI is his party and “all of us are in PTI.
He stated that he is attempting to complete the development works in Lodhran as quickly as possible.
After accusing the Punjab government of targeting lawmakers loyal to him, Tareen, who was formerly one of Prime Minister Imran Khan closest confidants, created his own breakaway faction inside the PTI.
He accused the Punjab government of “left, right, and centre” removing officials of Tareen’s supportive ministers and exerting pressure on them.
The estranged PTI leader said the pro-Tareen group had, as a result, decided to “raise their voices against this in the Punjab Assembly”.