ISLAMABAD: Jahangir Tareen announced on Monday his decision to step down as the chairman of the Istehkam-e-Pakistan Party (IPP) and retire from politics.
Tareen’s announcement was made public through a post on social media, four days subsequent to his defeat in the general election.
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…
— Jahangir Khan Tareen (@JahangirKTareen) February 12, 2024
“I have profound respect for the will of the Pakistani people. Therefore, I have chosen to resign from my role as Chairman IPP and withdraw from active political participation,” he stated.
He extended congratulations to his opponents for their victory and expressed gratitude towards party workers for their unwavering support.
“By the Grace of Allah, I will continue contributing to my country in various capacities in the private sector,” he added.
Tareen also expressed hope for Pakistan’s prosperity in the coming years.
Tareen contested elections from two National Assembly constituencies, NA-149 and NA-155, and faced defeat in both.
PTI-backed Amir Dogar secured victory in NA-149 while Siddique Baloch emerged victorious in NA-155.
Formerly a prominent ally of Imran Khan, Tareen had parted ways with the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf during their tenure. Subsequently, he founded his own party, IPP, comprising mainly of former PTI members who had disassociated themselves from the party following certain events.