Second round of talks between PTI, govt today

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The PTI and the government, both are hopeful for the dialogues to bear positive outcome.

ISLAMABAD  – The second round of negotiations between Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) and the government will start by 2pm today.
Government’s committee would meet Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif before the negotiations.

Member of the negotiation committee, Ahsan Iqbal said that both the parties have a consensus over not being a laughing stock. PTI has presented 6 demands before the government which shall be reviewed within the party and we’re hopeful for the dialogues to bear positive outcome, he added.

Vice Chairman PTI Shah Mahmood Qureshi said that PTI is a democratic party and they are not negotiating upon anybody else’s indication.

PTI and the government have both formulated their respective teams for negotiations. The team representing the government constituted governor Punjab Chaudhry Sarwar and federal ministers viz Pervez Rashid, Zahid hamid, Ahsan Iqbal and Abdul Qadir Baloch wheras the negotiating team representing PTI constituted Shah Mahmood Qureshi, Javed Hashmi, Asad Umer, Jahangir Tareen and Arif Alvi.

The negotiations took place in a hotel in Islamabad after which Shah Mahmood Qureshi said that they had presented their demands before the government and would be awaiting for their response after consultation.

Member of the government’s team, governor Chaudhry Sarwar said that the government has already been in touch and both the committees shall decide what would prove to be in favour of the country.

Senior leader of Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PMLN), Ahsan Iqbal said that negotiations upon the 6 demands presented would be discussed within the party and later would hold negotiations with PTI again.

The initiation of negotiations on one hand has exhibited flexibility from both parties and on the other may prove to be a herald for breaking the current political deadlock.

2014-08-21

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