Azadi March: Govt committee, PM Imran discuss strategy for talks with opposition parties

ISLAMABAD (Dunya News) – The government negotiation committee on Friday has met Prime Minister (PM) Imran Khan and briefed him about its talks with opposition parties on anti-government Azadi March.

During the meeting, the interior minister informed the premier about their strategies and steps regarding the sit-in. The members of committee said that protest is democratic right of the parties and government has no issue with it.

If the government was afraid, it would have not allowed Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) Chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman to enter the federal capital with his marchers, they added.

Meanwhile, PM Imran directed the team to continue serious talks with the opposition parties, terming their demand of resignation as unconstitutional.

The PM has also ordered the committee to hold extensive consultation with interior minister and senior lawyer Babar Awan on the matter.

It is to be mentioned here that the government committee had offered the opposition parties to launch inquiry into the results of General Election 2018 through judicial commission or parliamentary committee.

Earlier, PML-Q leader, after holding fourth meeting with JUI-F chief, said that demand of resignation of elected government was unacceptable and that every other matter except this can be discussed.

Elahi said Azadi March is a big success for Maulana Fazlur Rehman and he has become opposition leader in the eyes of public. He said this is the only sit-in without damages of properties, adding that even traffic was not disrupted during the march.

He said multiple meetings would pave way for better results, adding that all of committee members are in contact with opposition leaders. Government is ready for legislation, he said.