PTI says Government took U-turn after agreeing on dialogue

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf leader Shah Mehmood Qureshi while talking to a private media channel said that the government was never ready for negotiations.

He said, “They (govt) themselves pointed out the team consisting of Saad Rafique and Ayaz Sadiq. They contacted Asad Qaiser and now they are not sticking to their words.”

He further added that they also agree on political consensus and now they are taking a U-turn.

“They don’t want elections,” claimed Qureshi.

Shah Mehmood further added that PDM lacks unity. Zardari agreed to negotiations with PTI while Mulana don’t want to negotiate.

These comments came by Shah Mehmood after the Ruling coalition rejects Supreme Court’s arbitration role.

Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif addresses the federal cabinet after an important meeting with coalition partners and vowed to stand behind the parliament’s decision to conduct elections on the same date.

The premier’s speech comes hours after he convened a crucial meeting with coalition allies to talk about the prospect of negotiations with the opposition PTI and the date the court set for the Punjab elections.