Govt, Opp agree to seek out ‘center floor’

ISLAMABAD          –        One other spherical of talks between authorities and the opposition on Tuesday failed to interrupt the logjam with each side sticking to their positions making the political scenario of Islamabad edgier as JUI-F-led sit-in of opposition events entered its sixth day.

Nonetheless, each side agreed that they had been able to discover a center floor to finish the impasse.

The federal government’s negotiation workforce headed by Defence Minister Pervez Khattak and opposition’s Rehbar Committee beneath the convenorship of Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam (JUI-F) chief Akram Khan Durrani met for second time in lower than two days to seek out out a method to finish the ‘Azadi March’ sit-in in Islamabad.

After the assembly, Khattak informed reporters at a joint press convention that each the edges caught to their respective positions and added: “We’re looking for a center floor and talks will proceed until finish of the impasse.”

Each side had met on Monday for the primary time because the JUI-F-led Azadi March had entered Islamabad on October 31 and camped on a important freeway of the capital thus crippling lifetime of residents.

Khattak, a senior chief of ruling Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf mentioned that they wished to seek out out the answer in a fashion that on one facet, opposition wouldn’t lose its dignity however alternatively, the federal government’s self-respect also needs to be taken care of.

He went on to say, “Authorities, within the assembly, agreed to a number of calls for put ahead by opposition and that talks will proceed on remainder of the proposals after consultations with the management of two sides. We talked in a superb ambiance and assembly of the committees will proceed until finish of impasse,” he mentioned with out giving particulars of the calls for upon which the federal government had expressed its settlement.

Opposition’s Akram Durrani informed the press convention that opposition on Monday had put forth its 4 calls for earlier than the committee that included Prime Minister Imran Khan’s resignation, contemporary elections, no function of Military within the conduct of subsequent elections and full supremacy of the structure. “They talked to their chief on these calls for and right now acquired again to us,” he mentioned including that opposition was sticking to its stance. He added that they wished to discover a center floor to seek out the answer.

Individually, Speaker Punjab Meeting Chaudhry Parvez Elahi, who was a part of the assembly from authorities facet, mentioned after the assembly that they had been hopeful of a breakthrough in government-opposition negotiations.

Parvez Elahi, who on Monday evening together with Pakistan Muslim League (PML-Q) President and former prime minister Ch Shujaat Hussain had met JUI-F chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman, responding to a query, mentioned that good consultations had been held in conferences with Prime Minister Imran Khan and the Rehbar Committee and “extra time is required for making a headway.”

About JUI-F’s demand to introduce Islamic provisions within the structure, the speaker Punjab Meeting mentioned that there was full consensus on this regard and there have been no two opinions on it. He mentioned if each side agreed to deliver electoral reforms, the settlement could be made public. About resignation of PM, he mentioned that this “matter would come beneath dialogue later.”

Along with that, Prime Minister Imran Khan on Tuesday in a gathering with the federal government’s negotiation workforce empowered it to carry negotiations with opposition on all issues. The PM was quoted as saying within the assembly that he was ready to simply accept all ‘legitimate’ calls for put forth by opposition besides his resignation, mentioned official sources.

Throughout the assembly, Khattak knowledgeable the PM of final evening’s assembly with opposition’s Rehbar Committee.

PM Imran harassed that authorities workforce ought to reply in a optimistic method if the opposition exhibits seriousness in the direction of reaching a consensus.



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