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LAHORE: Former finance minister Shaukat Tarin has resigned from the Senate, the upper house of the parliament, after parting ways with the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI).
Tarin, who was a close aid of former PTI chief Imran Khan, revealed it while talking to the media in Lahore. It is a latest departure from the embattled PTI as several leaders have quit it since the May 9 incidents when party supports had attacked military installations in various cities of the country following the arrest of the former premier.
Tarin was elected as senator from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa on the PTI ticket in 2021. He served as finance minister in former PM Imran Khan’s cabinet from Oct 2021 to April 2022.
The former PTI chief and his deputy Shah Mahmood Qureshi are kept in the Adiala Jail in the cipher and other cases.
Khan was arrested in August earlier this year after an accountability court awarded him a jail sentence in the Toshakhana case.
The conviction was later suspended by the Islamabad High Court (IHC) but the special court established under the Official Secrets Act approved his judicial remand in the cipher case for investigation.