ISLAMABAD: Defence Minister Pervez Khattak has rejected the report of deadlock in talks with the opposition parties’ Rahbar Committee.
“The political parties want to find ways through discussion,” Pervez Khattak said while talking to a private news channel.
The minister said the government had offered the Opposition parties to bring evidence if they had any regarding rigging in last general elections.
He assured that a commission will be set up if opposition provides evidence of rigging.
Meanwhile, Punjab Assembly Speaker Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi talking to media after meeting with Maulana Fazl-ur-Rehman said negotiations with Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl chief Maulana Fazl-ur-Rehman were moving in the right direction.
He said efforts were underway to amicably resolve the issues between the government and the opposition.
Rahbar Committee comprises representatives of the opposition parties and it was formed to engage in a dialogue with the incumbent government regarding their demands. JUI-F leader Akram Durrani is the head of the Rahbar Committee.
On Nov 2, the Rahbar Committee had announced that the opposition would not settle for anything less than Prime Minister Imran Khan’s resignation.
On Nov 5, the defence minister had said the opposition was adhering to the agreement it had signed with the government. While, Akram Durrani said had said they had presented demands of the opposition to the government and a detailed discussions were held in this context.
Minister for Science and Technology Fawad Chaudhry on Thursday lambasted the JUI-F leadership for their absence from the site of the sit-in while the party workers and supporters were suffering in harsh weather.
He mocked the opposition party saying that everybody had the right to do politics no matter how wrong it was.