Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Vice Chairman Shah Mahmood Qureshi has termed the launch of the newly established political party of Jahangir Khan Tareen, Istehkam-e-Pakistan, as “dead on arrival”.
He made the comments while speaking with journalists outside an anti-terrorism court (ATC) in Lahore on Saturday.
“I would only say this much about it. When you take a patient, after an incident, to a hospital’s emergency. For instance, the Services Hospital is close by. You take them to an emergency.”
“The doctors conduct their examination, after which they declare them dead. So I will only say this is a launch which is dead on arrival,” he said.
Abdul Aleem Khan, who has also joined Tareen’s party, responded to Qureshi’s comment saying that people know which party’s launch is dead on arrival, and which party is ending.
Jahangir Khan Tareen, formally established the political party on Thursday in Lahore. Former PTI leaders Imran Ismail, Aleem Khan and Ali Zaidi were also present at the press conference to announce the launch.
The party comprises more than 100 former National Assembly members and leaders of PTI.