PTI forms three-member committee for talks on political crisis

ISLAMABAD, Apr 16 : Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) on Sunday announced the formation of a three-member committee for talks with Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) “to get out of the current political crisis”.

The party made the announcement on its official Twitter handle and informed that it decided to form the committee after the former prime minister and PTI Chairman Imran Khan’s meeting with JI chief Sirajul Haq.

The members of the committee include Pervez Khattak, Senator Ejaz Chaudhry and Mian Mehmood-ur-Rashid.

To get out of the current political crisis, a three-member committee of Tehreek-e-Insaf has been formed for negotiations with Jamaat-e-Islami.

A day earlier, a significant thaw in political tensions was witnessed after the ruling coalition and the opposition PTI expressed their willingness to hold talks with each other “within the framework of the Constitution” following their separate meetings with the JI chief during the day.

Haq called on the PTI chairman at his Zaman Park residence in Lahore. He was accompanied by JI deputy chief Liaquat Baloch and Central Secretary General Amirul Azeem.

During the meeting, Siraj advised Imran to hold talks with the government. He suggested forming a committee to forge a “broad consensus” for holding the elections.

The PTI chief welcomed the proposal and agreed to negotiate with the government “within the framework and limits of the Constitution”.

In January this year, Imran had dissolved both the Punjab and Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa assemblies in a bid to force the incumbent government to hold snap elections.

However, the current rulers have been reluctant to cave in to the former ruling party’s demand.

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