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Senator Shaukat Tareen quits PTI and politics

Senator Shaukat Tareen quits PTI and politics
December 8, 2023 Web Desk

ISLAMABAD (92 News) - Senator Shaukat Tareen on Friday announced to quit the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) as well as politics.

Talking to 92 News, he said that the last two and a half years have been very challenging both financially and due to deteriorating health as a result of the double Covid episodes during his time in office.

"Therefore, at the insistence of my family and friends, I have decided to resign from active politics for good and move on. Hence, I am resigning from the PTI and also from Senate of Pakistan. I want to thank all those colleagues and friends who have helped me along this journey.

"Since 1997 when I left Citibank and a million dollar package to successfully help turn round Habib Bank Limited on the request of PML-N, I have helped different political parties to manage the economy. In 2008/10 as finance minister under the PPP, I helped save the country from impending default and stabilized the economy. Also concluded a consensus National Finance Commission (NFC) award after 19 years. In 2021/2022 as finance minister under the PTI, I clocked the best economic performance in 17 years as stated in the economic survey of Pakistan of 2022," he maintained.

Shaukat Tareen said that for the last 27 years, he had tried to pay back to his country at great personal costs, following the footsteps of his father who was a Pakistan Movement veteran.