Lahore, 8 June, 2023 (GNP): Jahangir Tareen, a key figure in the formation of the PTI-led government in 2018, held a press conference in Lahore on Thursday to announce the establishment of the Istehkam-i-Pakistan Party.
In the presence of former PTI allies, including Aleem Khan, Imran Ismail, Tanveer Ilyas, and others who had parted ways with the party due to government actions, Tareen unveiled the new political party.
During the press conference, Tareen expressed his motivation for entering politics, emphasizing his dedication to the country’s betterment. He emphasized the urgent need for effective political leadership capable of addressing a wide range of pressing issues, including social, economic, and other concerns within Pakistan.
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Reflecting on his political journey, Tareen highlighted his non-conventional approach and the valuable experience he gained from working with diverse individuals.
He acknowledged the collective efforts that had transformed PTI into a formidable political force after the 2013 elections. However, he expressed disappointment that the party had fallen short of achieving its intended objectives in terms of the economy, international relations, and accountability.
Tareen emphasized the significance of the events that occurred in May, considering them a turning point in Pakistani politics. He stressed the importance of holding accountable those responsible for the vandalism and called for leadership that could bridge political and social divisions, promote unity, tolerance, and provide a hopeful narrative for the nation.
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With the aim of steering Pakistan out of its current challenges and healing its wounds, Tareen announced the establishment of the Istehkam-i-Pakistan Party.
The party’s vision encompasses introducing political, social, and economic reforms, such as increasing exports, boosting the IT sector, and empowering farmers. Additionally, they seek to represent the aspirations of the youth, protect the rights of women and minorities, and give a voice to the marginalized.
By presenting these reforms and providing a clear direction, Tareen and his party intend to lift the country out of its current state and instill hope in the nation.