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Tuesday Apr 06 2021
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Shehla Raza deletes tweet on Jahangir Tareen, Zardari's 'meeting next week'

By
Web Desk
Sindh Minister for Women Development Shahla Raza (left) and PTI leader Jahangir Tareen. — File photo

  • Shehla Raza deletes tweet in which she speculated that Jahangir Tareen might join PPP in "meeting next week" with Asif Ali Zardari.
  • If such a thing happens, neither will Buzdar remain in government, nor Niazi, she had claimed.
  • Responding to Raza's statement, Tareen says rumours are "baseless".


Sindh Minister for Women Development Shahla Raza, who belongs to the PPP, on Tuesday deleted a tweet in which she speculated on the possibility of PTI leader Jahangir Tareen joining PPP during a meeting "next week" with ex-president Asif Ali Zardari in Karachi.

Raza claimed Tareen had already met PPP's Makhdoom Ahmed Mahmood, and "it is believed he will meet former president Asif Ali Zardari" in Karachi.

"It is believed he will leave PTI and join PPP along with his aides during the meeting.

A screengrab of Shehla Raza's deleted tweet.

"If such a thing happens, neither will Buzdar [remain in government], nor will Niazi," the PPP leader wrote.

Responding to Raza's statement, Tareen said a "consistent propaganda" campaign is in place against him. "The reports of my meeting with PPP leaders are baseless."

"People spreading rumours against me will be disappointed," he added.

The development comes after the Federal Investigation Agency [FIA] sent notices to Tareen and his son, Ali Tareen, summoning them in multiple inquiries, on April 9.

FIA said it had sent a notice to Tareen to answer charges of financial fraud.

Last year, the FIA had released its findings on the sugar crisis, in which it named members of the PTI believed to have benefited from the shortages.

Among the people named in the FIA report were Jahangir Tareen and a brother of the then minister for national food security Khusro Bakhtiar.