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Demands of sit-in protesters are intolerable: PML-Q



ISLAMABAD, NOV 08 (DNA) – Speaker Punjab Assembly and Pakistan Muslim League (PML-Q) Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi has stated that the demand of resignation of elected government is unacceptable and every other matter other than this can be discussed.

Talking to private tv, he said the talks with JUI-F are progressing and we are trying to sum up the things as early as possible.

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.

Elahi further said I have told Maulana that gains of Azadi March would be for his face saving otherwise he would himself lose his repute if system packed. He said PM Imran Khan is ready to form a commission to investigate rigging allegations.

He said multiple meetings would pave way for better results, adding that I brief government’s committee on talks. He said all of committee members are in contact with opposition leaders.

He said opposition must bring reforms agenda as PM has already agreed to work on reforms. He said government is ready for legislation.

It may be noted that Punjab Assembly Speaker Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi has been given full authority to hold negotiations with Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman.

The government’s negotiating committee, which is headed by Defence Minister Pervaiz Khattak, has given full authority to Elahi to conduct negotiations with Fazl.

The JUI-F leader has taken to the H-9 venue in Islamabad where thousands of his supporters are protesting against the government with a dharna protest.  Elahi was quoted as saying that the negotiations will be successful but would take time.  “We will achieve success, but it will take some time,” he said.

Fazl lashed out at Prime Minister Imran and the government again during his latest Azadi March speech.  “There is no justice in the country. NAB is helpless when it comes to holding the government responsible in Pakistan,” he noted. = DNA

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