ISLAMABAD (web desk) – A day after his disqualification by the Supreme Court of Pakistan, Jahangir Tareen has resigned from the post of Secretary General of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf.
“Unfortunately, the Supreme Court of Pakistan has disqualified me on an interpretation of a legal term. It is disappointing that the country’s highest tax paying Parliamentarian stands disqualified on a flimsy technical ground, but since the highest court of Pakistan has concluded that I am not qualified to continue as a member of assembly I bow my head in compliance of that order,” Jahangir Tareen stated in his resignation letter submitted to PTI chairman Imran Khan.
He further remarked: “I have spent all my life on principles and moral values and I feel that morally it is not justified for me to continue as Secretary General fo PTI.”
Tareen said he will always remain available to PTI as political worker in the fight against the political status quo and towards building a “Naya Pakistan”.
In his message posted on Twitter, Tareen hoped to see Imran Khan as Pakistan’s next prime minister.
Reportedly, Imran Khan has not accepted the resignation yet.
Tareen was disqualified under Article 62(1)(f) because of his blatant misstatement regarding the ownership of the Hyde House property and failure to declare it in his nomination papers.
Imran Khan had expressed disappointment over Tareen’s disqualification and vowed to file a review petition against the judgment.