Istehkam-e-Pakistan Party is a political party in Pakistan that was officially founded by Jahangir Tareen on 8 June 2023. He was a former member of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI).
Senior politician Jahangir Khan Tareen on Thursday formally announced the formation of a new political party, the Istehkam-e-Pakistan Party. With the promise of working for economic and social reforms in the country. In a gathering held in Lahore, former PTI stalwarts Fawad Chaudhry, Amir Kiyani, Ali Zaidi, Imran Ismail, Mahmood Maulvi, Firdous Ashiq Awan, Ajmal Wazir, Nauraiz Shakoor, and Fayyazul Hasan Chohan joined the new boss, Jahangir Tareen who will likely to launch his party today in a press conference.
Tareen – once a close confidant of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan but had a falling out in the later years. He announced the new party at a news conference in Lahore with over 100 PTI defectors and deserters joining its ranks.
At the outset of his speech, Mr Tareen said, “Today we are here to launch the new party. After starting my career in politics, my sole aim was to contribute to the development of the country.”
“I came to politics late. I was not a typical politician. We really worked hard to make PTI stand firm. We ensured that PTI would become a strong political force. It would also be in a position to bring reforms to the country. But unfortunately, things went wrong, and people started getting frustrated,” Mr Tareen maintained.
Aleem Khan’s remarks
Mr. Tareen further said that there was a dire need for such leadership to give hope to the nation. And pave the way for the development of the country. Aleem Khan, while addressing the inauguration ceremony of the party, said every citizen was worried about the current political situation. He heaped praise on Mr Tareen, saying, “Jahangir Khan Tareen played an important role in bringing us together.”
“I would like to thank all my colleagues and legislators for joining hands with us. Your support fuels our passion,” Mr Khan said.