ISLAMABAD – Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) senior leader Jahangir Khan Tareen on Sunday expressed his support for former finance minister Asad Umar by condemning a social media campaign against him.
Tareen took to Twitter, and stated that he holds Umar in the highest regard since they have struggled together against the status-quo for more than eight years.
"I vehemently condemn Farhan Virk’s campaign against Asad Umar," he said while referring to a self-proclaimed PTI’s social media representative.
"Asad continues to be part and parcel of PTI senior leadership and we all value his role," he wrote.
I vehemently condemn Farhan Virk s campaign against Asad Umar. Asad & I have struggled together against the status-quo for more than 8 years & I hold him in the highest regard. Asad continues to be part and parcel of PTI senior leadership and we all value his role.
Asad Umar on Thursday stepped down as finance minister after refusing to assume charge of another ministry he was being offered by the PM.
He, however, assured the government of his support saying only Imran Khan can build a Naya (new) Pakistan.