PESHAWAR, September 4: The federal government has decided to respond to demands of Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf in written form.

The Prime Minister, Mr Nawaz Sharif, chaired a meeting of parliamentary parties today. Later, Interior Minister Mr Chaudhry Nisar told media that the main reason behind the session was to inform the parliamentarians about the government strategy and government will respond in written form today evening.

He added that the government had no issue over all other demands but the demand of the prime minister’s resignation must be changed. He said that if they all agreed on this agreement, they could save it in written form.

Mr Nisar said they would ask leadership of both the protesting parties, the Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf and Pakistan Awami Tehrik, to vacate the cabinet division and to shift the protesting members to D Chowk area in Islamabad.

Meanwhile, the parliamentary session was called today for the third time. Addressing the session, Mr Raza Rabbani of the Pakistan People’s Party and Senator Haji Adeel of the Awami National Party criticised the long marches of PTI and PAT. Senator Mushahid Hussain of the Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid emphasised on resolving issues through negotiations.