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Aleem Khan in London to meet Jahangir Tareen, Nawaz Sharif: sources

LAHORE: Distant Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Aleem Khan arrived in London on Wednesday to meet PTI leader Jahangir Tareen and PMLN supremo Nawaz Sharif, sources say.

The sources with knowledge of the development said Aleem would discuss the future course of action with Tareen for the band, as the opposition submitted the motion of no confidence. Sources said that in case Punjab Chief Minister Usman Bazdar decides to resign, the PMLN and the PTI’s Aleem Khan group could field a common candidate.

The sources further said that the Tareen-Aleem group of the PTI could not merge with any party, for now, adding that the two leaders could be part of a wider political alliance in the next general elections.

On the other hand, separate sources told Geo News that some members of the Jahangir Tareen group opposed Aleem Khan’s appointment. Sources said some members of the splinter group expressed their reservations to Jahangir Tareen, adding that the members reminded the distant PTI leader of the times they stood with him.

On Monday, former Punjab minister Aleem Khan had joined Jahangir Khan Tareen’s PTI faction in a bid to “rescue” the party after “loyalists were sidelined” following Prime Minister Imran Khan’s rise to power.