Jahangir Tareen

Jahangir Tareen Quits Politics Following Defeat in Pakistan General Elections 2024

In a surprising turn of events, Jahangir Tareen, the Patron Chief of the Istehkam-e-Pakistan Party (IPP), has decided to step away from politics after facing defeat in the Pakistan general elections held on February 8, 2024. The victory was secured by Malik Muhammad Aamir Dogar, an independent candidate supported by the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), in the hotly contested NA-149 Multan constituency.

Election Results:

In a closely watched race, Malik Muhammad Aamir Dogar emerged victorious with a substantial lead, securing 143,613 votes against Jahangir Tareen’s 50,166 votes. The defeat marked a significant setback for Tareen, a prominent political figure with a substantial influence in Pakistani politics.

Tareen’s Resignation Announcement:

On Monday, following the announcement of the election results, Jahangir Tareen took to social media platform X to share his decision to quit politics. In a heartfelt post, Tareen expressed gratitude to all those who supported him during the election and extended his congratulations to his opponents.

Tareen’s statement on X read, “I would like to thank everyone who supported me in this election and want to offer my congratulations to my opponents. I have immense respect for the will of the people of Pakistan. Therefore, I have decided to resign from my position as Chairman IPP and step away from politics altogether.”

Impact on IPP and Pakistani Politics:

Jahangir Tareen’s departure from politics marks the end of an era, as he has been a key player in shaping the political landscape of Pakistan. The Istehkam-e-Pakistan Party (IPP) now faces a leadership vacuum, and the party will need to navigate a new course in the post-Tareen era.

Tareen’s decision is likely to have ripple effects on the broader political spectrum, given his influence and connections. The move raises questions about the future of the IPP and the potential realignment of political dynamics in the region.

Reactions from Political Circles:

The news of Tareen’s resignation has elicited mixed reactions from various political circles. Supporters of Tareen express disappointment, while opponents see this as an opportunity for a fresh start in Pakistani politics.

The PTI, having supported Malik Muhammad Aamir Dogar in the election, may see an increase in its influence in the Multan region following this victory. The political landscape is expected to undergo shifts and adjustments in the aftermath of Tareen’s exit.

Jahangir Tareen’s decision to quit politics following his defeat in the 2024 general elections has undoubtedly left a mark on Pakistani politics. As the dust settles and political recalibrations take place, the nation will be closely watching how this development shapes the future trajectory of both the Istehkam-e-Pakistan Party and the broader political landscape in Pakistan.

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