According to details, a meeting of the PTI’s core committee was held on Tuesday at the residence of Jehangir Tareen, which was attended by Shafqat Mehmood, Arif Alvi, Asad Umar and other senior leaders.
During a random talk with journalists on this occasion, Shafqat Mehmood said that PTI continued negotiations with the government, despite of its firm stance on PM’s resignation, while the government remained busy with the propaganda that it has accepted ‘five and a half’ out of six demands laid by PTI.
Arif Alvi told that PTI and the government had reached a consensus over the formation of a judicial commission through an ordinance and 45 days of timeframe for the commission to submit its findings on elections rigging, however a deadlock persisted over the ‘definition of rigging’ and resignation of the PM.
He said that government misled the people about the extent of the impression of positive advancement in the negotiations process.
The PTI leaders rejected the allegations of disgruntled party leader, Makhdoom Javed Hashmi about marching towards the PM House.
“Hashmi is no longer the party president, while some of his allegations have been refuted by the ISPR in its statement. Previously everyone had decided not to march towards the PM Secretariat, but after the meeting of the core committee the decision was changed and the participants of the Azadi March were directed to proceed further” they added.
Shafqat Mehmood said that the Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) chief, Dr Tahirul Qadri was also consulted prior to the march towards PM House and he had assured of a peaceful advancement.
He said that this clearly negates Hashmi’s allegation that Imran Khan alone decided for heading towards PM Secretariat.