PESHAWAR, September 8: There has been breakthrough in talks between the federal government and Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf leadership, representatives from both sides have claimed.

After the talks with the government committee in federal capital Islamabad on 7 September, the PTI vice-chairman Mr Shah Mehmood Qureshi told media that talks had started progressing in right direction and that efforts were under way to resolve issues.

Head of the government committee for talks and Federal Finance Minister Mr Ishaq Dar also said talks had been positive and that another round of negotiations would be completed today.

Addressing the sit-in of his party workers, the PTI chief Mr Imran Khan has also accused the Balochistan Chief Minister Mr Abdul Malik of having rigged the last year elections. However, the chief minister has rejected the allegations.

Mr Khan also appealed to his supporters to contribute to the fund that the PTI has set up for affectees of the floods in Punjab. He also announced to visit the flood-affected areas today.