Punjab MPA Nazir Chohan, a loyalist of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) stalwart Jahangir Khan Tareen (JKT), has quit Tareen’s PTI faction.

Addressing a media briefing in Lahore, alongside Punjab Minister for Prisons Fayyaz ul Hassan Chohan, Nazir said, “Jahangir Tareen used me.”

“Jahangir Tareen is a big name, he only used me to his benefit and later abandoned me,” said Nazir.


Nazir further added, “Tareen should be ashamed of himself, he never inquired about my health while I was in the hospital.” “When he was in difficulty I stood by him. I used to be a part of all his hearings in the ongoing sugar scam against him [JKT],” said Nazir.

Nazir said that he was “never once called” by Tareen in his hour of need, nor did Tareen ask my children about my health.

MPA Nazir Chohan was brought to the Punjab Institute of Cardiology (PIC) after he developed heart problems while he was in FIA custody.


“Tareen is not the kind who can maintain friendships,” added Nazir.

On Tuesday, adviser to the Prime Minister on Interior and Accountability Mirza Shahzad Akbar forgave Punjab MPA Nazir Chohan. PM’s aide had earlier asserted that Chohan ran a “fake campaign” against him, “putting his life, as well as those of his family at risk”.

Nazir was arrested as a consequence of the allegations against Akbar.