Long March

PM to address National Assembly today

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif is expected to address the National Assembly today likely to take the house in confidence over the government’s talks with Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) and Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT).

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According to ARY News, PTI and PAT have held preliminary talks with the government teams over their demands. PTI has given its six demands to the government negotiators including demand for resignation of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif over alleged rigging in general elections in May last year.

PAT of Dr. Tahirul Qadri has also presented its demands to the government talks committee. PAT is demanding resignation of the federal and Punjab governments and arrest of Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif for his alleged involvement in Model Town firing case, which claimed 14 lives of the PAT workers.

PAT also demanding end of the existing political system, amendments in the constitution and installation of a government of national unity.

Imran Khan’s PTI and PAT of Dr. Qadri both pressing for resignation of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, which causes deadlock in negotiations.

Jamaat Islami Chief Sirajul Haq  who was mediating between the government and the PTI had earlier said in a statement that the government was prepared to accept all demands of PTI except the resignation of the prime minister.

Nawaz Sharif is expected to address the National Assembly today to take the parliament house into confidence over the ongoing dialogue with the protesting parties.

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