LAHORE Majority members of the Jehangir Tareen Group except few have decided to join the PTI, while an announcement in this regard is expected after Ashura, The Nation has learnt. In an earlier development, Tareen Group expressed the desire to PTI high command for forging an alliance, while the members of Tareen camp after PTIs refusal to include them as a coalition partner, were divided over joining Imran Khan. However, the key figures of the Group keeping in view their bleak political future in other mainstream political parties like PML-N and PPP and the growing popularity wave of the PTI have decided to join the former cricketer-turned-politician. Sources in the Tareen Group privy to the newest developments regarding the future of the group told this correspondent on Friday that majority members of the group except few have reached a consensus in a meeting held in Federal Capital on December 1st for going into the wings of the PTI. They informed that a formal meeting of the Tareen camp would be held after the Ashura in which the members would decide minor modalities to join the PTI and make a formal announcement afterwards. However, they stated that the few members who were still opposing the idea of joining the PTI as a group and not as an alliance partner expected to join either the PPP or PML-N. Sources quoting the opponents of joining Imran Khan as saying that they were free to decide their future political course if they would not join the PTI as a 'Meaningful Group in the form of alliance partner. Tareen Group sources quoting the supporters of joining the PTI as saying that they would go along with Imran Khan as a group after the refusal of alliance option and they would have a 'strong say in the PTI even as a group. Prominent among the Tareen Group who have consensus to join the PTI include Jehangir Khan Tareen (PML-F), Sikander Bosan (PML-Q), Colonel (Retd) Ghulam Sarwar Cheema, former Federal Minister PPP, Ishaq Khakwani (PML-Q, Like-Minded Group), while some of the Pervez Musharraf establishments handpicked members including Dr G.G. Jamal, a former Federal Minister from FATA, Ghulam Sarwar Khan, a former Federal Minister from Taxila and Dr Javed, ex-MNA from Parachinar, while the position of PML-Q member Awais Ahmed Leghari was still not clear. However, a senior leader of the camp claimed that both Legharis from Choti Zarin, Awais Khan Leghari and Jamal Khan Leghari, attended the meeting in Islamabad. A group of around nine former MPAs who secured PML-Q tickets with the blessings of Musharrafs aides were among the supporters of joining the PTI. When contacted, Ishaq Khaqwani, a key member of Tareen Group neither denying nor confirming the information said, 'we strongly believe PTI as a third political option, considering to join it as a group. He added, 'my colleagues and I sincerely believe that PTI will provide a platform to the political forces and politicians who are disappointed with the leaderships of the mainstream parties. It may be noted here that Tareen Group mainly comprises PML-F and dissident leaders of PML-Q as some of the members of the group after refusal of PTI regarding the alliance were of the view that they should review their political options, as they could succeed in making some clout among a party only by joining it as an alliance partner. The opponents of going alongwith the PTI without the forming a coalition in Tareen camp, earlier proposed to forge alliance with Shah Mehmood Qureshi if he forms an independent group comprising rebel MPs of the PPP, however, the former Foreign Minister closed down their option by joining the PTI. Also, the senior leadership of PTI last month while declining Tareen Group offer for forging an alliance with them, has asked them to join the PTI. Omar Sarfaraz Cheema, central spokesman of the PTI when reached to comment over the Tareen Group development and refusal to take them as alliance partner said that central executive of the party has decided that it would not forge alliance with any group at this stage. However, he said that this decision would not apply in every case, as in some situations the events dictate the political necessities to deal with a special situation in certain regions or areas.