A list has been prepared by the Punjab government of PTI members who have been in contact with estranged party leader Jahangir Khan Tareen, sources said Wednesday.
Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar will submit the list to Prime Minister Imran Khan, as he is holding a Joint Interest Council meeting with him.
The prime minister will make the final decision on the fate of the PTI members, said the source.
Meanwhile, PTI MNA Raja Riaz, who came to the banking court with Tareen, said the former secretary general had played a “vital role” in getting Prime Minister Imran Khan’s vote of confidence.
Raja Riaz said Tareen had “formed the government of Punjab and [due to his absence] PTI is suffering “.
Earlier in the day, Tareen said his loyalty to Prime Minister Imran Khan was being tested, but he had not parted ways with PTI.
Tareen spoke to the media after he arrived at the banking court to attend his bail hearing.
“Not one, not two, but three FIRs have been registered against me,” he said. “Of the 80 sugar factory owners, all they can see is Jahangir Tareen,” he said, questioning why he was the target of “revenge”.
The PTI leader said “his loyalty is being tested”. He added that his examination regarding the sugar crisis had been going on for the last 12 months.
Tareen said he “asked for justice from Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf”, adding that he was a friend but “driven toward hostility”.