Pakistan government, PTI to hold talks

Published: 16th December 2014 12:22 PM  |   Last Updated: 16th December 2014 12:22 PM   |  A+A-


ISLAMABAD: The negotiating teams of Nawaz Sharif-led government and Imran Khan's Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) are scheduled to meet Tuesday in Islamabad to find an amicable solution to the ongoing political crisis.

In their previous round of talks Sunday, both sides exchanged initial proposals and demands regarding formation of a Judicial Commission to probe the alleged rigging of 2013 general elections, Radio Pakistan reported.

Finance Minister Ishaq Dar, who represented the government at the talks, said it is serious about resolving the current political stand-off through dialogue.

He hoped that both sides would reach a consensus to resolve all issues amicably.

PTI leader Jehangir Tareen expressed the hope that the talks would prove result-oriented.

Meanwhile, Irfan Siddiqui, special assistant to Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, said negotiating teams of the government and PTI have decided that they would not disclose the details about the dialogue until a final agreement.

He added that any leak of the talks could trigger a public debate and sabotage the dialogue process. 

He also urged the PTI to participate in the meetings of Parliamentary Electoral Reforms Committee to reform the system.

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