Parliament to take decision on elections; Ruling parties decide to keep doors of dialogue open with PTI;
Allies to pursue talks through parliamentary committee; Courts should not hold Panchayats
Political activities in the country on Wednesday reached their peak ahead of the Supreme Court of Pakistan’s April 27 deadline on updating it on the negotiations among political parties for finalizing a mutually acceptable date for holding elections in Punjab.
Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif chaired a meeting of political leaders of the ruling alliance and the Pakistan Democratic Movement in Islamabad on Wednesday.
The meeting condemned the twin explosions at the CTD police station in Kabal area of Swat. The participants also prayed for the security personnel martyred in terrorism incidents.
The ruling coalition parties also decided to set aside personal ego and keep open the doors of dialogue with Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf in the larger interest of the country.
The leaders of the allied parties in the coalition government have decided to take forward the dialogue process with PTI through a parliamentary committee.
Participants of the meeting resolved that the Parliament is an independent institution and it will recognize anybody’s order for reconciliation.
The meeting was also attended by former president and PPP Co-Chairman Asif Ali Zardari. Among those who participated in the meeting were PDM chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman, Aftab Sherpao, Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui, Khalid Magsi, Agha Hassan Baloch, Chaudhry Salik Hussain, Tariq Bashir Cheema, Sajid Mir, Hafiz Abdul Karim. Federal minister Talha Mehmood also attended the meeting.