PTI leader Sher Afzal Khan Marwat has called Shoaib Shaheen a traitor and alleged that he had been leaking the information discussed during the party legal team’s meetings.
“I had tweeted about PTI legal team traitors which I deleted after advice from seniors of core committee. I am clearly announcing that the only traitor in PTI’s legal team is Shoaib Shaheen Advocate,” Marwat wrote on X.
According to him, Shaheen mysteriously emerged in party ranks in late April.
“I was surprised to see him at the legal committee meeting in Bani Gala. He [Shaheen] had never been part of the ILF or PTI before. His access to Bani Gala reflected that he had the support of some in our ranks,” Marwat stated.
He went on to add that Shaheen deals with service tribunal cases and despite not being a lawyer in a single criminal case filed against PTI Chief Imran Khan, he started posing as Khan’s lawyer.
“He was supported by the powerful secret forces of our party. When the entire PTI leadership was blacklisted on the electronic media, he was the only person who was neither stopped nor blacklisted,” the PTI leaders said.
Without disclosing their names, Marwat claimed that Shaheen had been backed by two men in the PTI due to which he reached almost every meeting of the legal team.
“Soon I realized that our legal strategy was already known to the state attorneys. At times, he leaked our information to the agriculture department, and at one point he even threatened my life,” Marwat stated.
He went on to add that he will meet Khan tomorrow and inform him about his tweet.
The PTI said that Marwat’s statement was based on his personal opinion and impressions which had nothing to do with the party.
“Shoaib Shaheen Advocate is a key member of the approved legal team of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Imran Khan, part of the core committee and is authorised to interpret the position of Tehreek-e-Insaf on legal and political issues,” the PTI stated in a post on X.