The second round of vital election negotiations between representatives of the government and the opposition Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) came to an end at Parliament House on Friday. Leaders from both parties said that they had presented their suggestions and that negotiations will resume on Tuesday.
PTI has said that the intent of the government would be more clear if arrests and harassing of party leaders and workers is stopped immediately.
Talking to media PTI leader Fawad Chaudhry said that the discussion was in a good mood, however he also said that on one side the government was doing talks with them while on the other side several PTI supporters were arrested earlier in the day when Imran Khan had appeared before the Islamabad High Court.
Shah Mehmood Qureshi said that the discussion was made in comfortable manner. He said that now they will go to Lahore and tell their party chairman Imran Khan about all the things that were discussed. He said that now they will meet again with the government team on Tuesday.
Federal Minister of Finance and Revenue senator Ishaq Dar speaking to the media after the meeting said that the discussion was positive. He said that hopefully negotiation will solve the issue. However, he declined of sharing any details and said that things will be shared after something gets to conclusion.
The second round of talks between the government and the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) on the issue of elections has ended. The further meeting has been postponed till Tuesday.
The talks were held in Parliament House Committee Room No. 3. The government and PTI teams also called on Senate Chairman Sadiq Sanjrani.
The three-member PTI negotiating committee, headed by Shah Mehmood Qureshi, includes Fawad Chaudhry and Senator Ali Zafar.
The other members of the government’s committee are PPP leaders Yousuf Raza Gilani, Syed Naveed Qamar, Finance Minister Ishaq Dar, Railways Minister Khawaja Saad Rafique, Law Minister Azam Nazir Tarar, PML-N leader Ayaz Sadiq, PML-Q’s Tariq Bashir Cheema and MQM’s Kishore Zahra.
The first round of talks between the government and the PTI was held yesterday in which no decision was taken, but both committees agreed to continue the talks and sit again.