What really happened: Inside story of PTI’s CEC meeting
ISLAMABAD: Apparently, PTI chief Imran Khan was the only one who was in favour of the party boycotting the upcoming joint parliamentary session to discuss Indian hostilities at the Line of Control and situation in occupied Kashmir.
According to details, during the meeting of PTI’s Central Executive Committee, senior leader Asad Umar protested against the decision to boycott the joint parliamentary session. The same opinion was shared by Shah Mehmood Qureshi whereas Jahangir Tareen did not voice his opinion but sat silently.
Shah Mehmood Qureshi was initially against Imran Khan’s opinion but later on suggested the whole party boycott the joint parliamentary session and not just party chief Imran Khan. PTI’s parliamentarians who disagreed with Khan’s stance to boycott the upcoming session were chided by Imran.
As per the inside story obtained regarding the meeting, Asad Umar was most vocal in protesting against Khan’s boycott decision while Jahangir Tareen sat silently during the meeting. When Imran made the announcement to boycott the upcoming parliamentary session, Shah Mehmood Qureshi stood by his side. However, in reality, Imran was the only one who was of the view that the party should not participate in the session.
Senior analyst Mazhar Abbas was also of the view that now was the time to demonstrate national unity to the enemy. Senior journalist Saleem Safi said during Geo News’ program Report Card, said that an MPA from KP Assembly was scolded by Imran Khan when he decided to voice his disagreement with the PTI chief’s decision to boycott the upcoming joint parliamentary session.
After the meeting had been over, speaking to media personnel, the PTI chief had said:-
“I do not accept Nawaz Sharif as prime minister and I don’t want to endorse this parliament.”