PTI and PAT negotiations

PESHAWAR, September 4: Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf (PTI) and Pakistan Awami Tehrik have once again started negotiations with the government as per the request of opposition Jirga.

On September 3, the Finance Minister Mr Ishaq Dar and Awami National Party spokesman Mr Zahid Khan from the government side met the negotiation committee of PTI and both sides decided to carry forward the talks.

After the meeting, both of the committees refused to talk to the media. PTI member Mr Asad Umar said that the negotiations were not much fruitful but that they hoped some breakthrough in the negotiations today.

After meeting PAT chief Dr Tahirul Qadri, the representative of negotiation committee of the government, federal minister Mr Ahsan Iqbal, said that the negotiations would continue and that both the parties had decided to keep the talks process secret till final decision.

On the other hand, PAT activists have vacated the parking area of the Parliament House.

Meanwhile, Mr Imran Khan, the PTI chief, has said some people were leaving his party in trying times for their vested interests and that only ideological people would remain there to serve the party.