Govt committee resumes talks on Azadi March with Rahbar Committee

ISLAMABAD (Dunya News) – The government’s negotiation committee has resumed talks on Azadi March with opposition’s Rahbar Committee at former federal minister’s residence today (Tuesday).

According to sources, the government committee led by Federal Minister for Defence Pervez Khattak also comprises Asad Qaisar, Asad Umar, Shafqat Mehmood, Noor-ul-Haq Qadri and Pervez Elahi

While, Farhatullah Babar, Mian Iftekhar, Amir Muqam, Maulana Awais Noorani, Tahir Bazenjo, Akram Durrani, Ahsan Iqbal and Nayyar Bukhari are representing opposition parties.

Both sides are deliberating on the anti-government Azadi March.

Earlier, talking to media, Defence Minister said the opposition is adhering to the agreement it had signed with the government. He also expressed the hope for good results in today’s meeting.

Rahbar Committee’s Akram Durrani said they had presented demands of the opposition to the government and detailed discussions were also carried out in this context. 

Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman, while addressing the Azadi March protesters, said they are close to achieving the objective of the anti-government protest and that opposition has agreed that only we will decide when to call off this sit-in.

He said all political parties are on same page and government remains alone today.

"We want to pull Pakistan out of isolation," said the JUI-F leader, adding that there is something going on at every front