Aleem Khan denies
Imran Khan’s allegations,
challenges to a TV debate,
Jahangir to join PML-N

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LAHORE: While reacting upon the allegations imposed by Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan, the dissident member of PTI Aleem Khan challenged him to come live on television and have a debate.

Aleem Khan

Talking to the media, Aleem Khan challenged the former prime minister Imran Khan to tell everyone everything and then he will tell everyone all the things he knows.

Aleem Khan also warned the PTI Chairman to call him with respect in return the Member of Provincial Assembly (MPA) will call the Chairman with respect.

While talking about the allegations, the businessman said that the former Prime Minister has accused him of legalizing 300 acres of acquired land whereas these are all lies and have distorted facts.

Aleem Khan also stated that he does not have three hundred acres, ha has three thousand acres of land. The three hundred acres were not of acquired land but that land was purchased from landlords, MPA also said.

In response, Aleem Khan has challenged the PTI chairman to have a live debate regarding the allegations of seeking illegal benefits.

Addressing a press conference, Aleem said that the ousted prime minister should address him with respect and in return, he will also give Imran Khan due respect.

The estranged PTI member revealed that the land Imran Khan was talking about was his property since 2010.

Jahangir Tareen

“I was with Imran Khan in the Opposition from 2010 to 2018 and I own the property since 2010,” he highlighted, adding that the PTI chairman also visited this society when his father died. “Did I know 10 years ago that Imran Khan will become the prime minister in 2018,” he questioned.

Correcting the figures, he said that he owns 3,000 acres of land and not just 300 acres, adding that he did not acquire land but instead bought it from private landlords.

He further added that this land is now with Ravi Urban Development Authority (RUDA) — which was established by Imran Khan. The dissident PTI leader questioned how RUDA sold this land to private developers when it bought the land at the government rates.

“An investigation should be conducted regarding the developers who have been given the land,” he added.

He revealed that the land was given to favoured private developers. “If your [Imran Khan] golf course can be constructed under RUDA then why not my society?” Aleem Khan questioned.

“Did I stand by you [Imran Khan] during all difficult phases to change the status of my 300-acre land?” he questioned, warning that if false allegations were levelled against him, he would not remain silent. He said if Imran Khan wants to unveil the truth then he should sit with him and Jahangir Tareen.

Jahangir Tareen mulling joining PML-N

Estranged Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Jahangir Khan Tareen is reportedly taking mulling over to join the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), it has been learnt on Friday

Jahangir Khan Tareen (JKT) is expected to formally join the PML-N within a week as the MPAs of the JKT group, who voted in favour of Hamza Shehbaz for his election as Punjab Chief Minister, are also considering to join the PML-N.

Salman Naeem, a member of provincial assembly from Multan, is also likely to join the party. However, Media Adviser to Jahangir Khan Tareen on Southern Punjab Ghazanfar Rehan stated that there was no truth to the news of Tareen joining the PML-N.