LAHORE: A rift between Prime Minister Imran Khan and his close aide and senior party leader Jahangir Tareen has been created after releasing of the Federal Investigation Agency report on wheat and sugar crisis.
The preliminary FIA report has mentioned Jahangir Tareen as one of the beneficiaries of the wheat and sugar crisis, following which Pakistan Tehreek e Insaf Chairman Imran Khan has reportedly unofficially dissociated with the South Punjab leader.
Sources said some influential people and party leaders were active in darning the relations between both the leaders, which seems quite a difficult task at this time.
Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Information and Broadcasting Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan has said that Prime Minister Imran Khan took a historic step to start self-accountability process in greater national interest.
Briefing the newsmen in Islamabad, she said the reshuffle in the cabinet reflected the resolve of the prime minister against corruption and bringing transparency in the government affairs.
She said people had given mandate to the PTI to eradicate corruption from the country and the country was moving towards that direction under the dynamic leadership of Imran Khan.
“It is a critical time when we need to get united to defeat the Coronavirus pandemic,” she said.
The special assistant urged the opposition to show courage to give credit to PM Imran Khan over the start of the process of self -accountability.