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PESHAWAR, September 13: Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf chairman Mr Imran Khan has announced end to negotiations with the government.

Addressing the sit-in of his party in Islamabad on 12 September, Mr Khan said the government had arrested a big number of his party activists. He added that the government had accused PTI activists of attacking the Pakistan Television offices recently but that if even a single member of his party was found involved in attack on the PTV offices, he would hand him over to the police himself.

Mr Khan said his party would celebrate One Nation Day on 14 August in connection with completion of one month of their sit-in in Islamabad, and that he would also announce future plan of action.

The PTI vice chairman, Mr Shah Mehmood Qureshi, said that negotiations from their side had concluded and that now the government had to take a decision to fulfill their demands.

Pakistan Awami Tehreek chief Dr Tahirul Qadri has also asked the government to negotiate with the protesters directly and added that he would guarantee security to the government representatives in this respect.

On the other hand, the government has cut off electricity supply to the venues where both parties have staged their sit-ins. The authorities have also arrested five people in the attack on PTV offices.