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Rehman Malik says Jirga to Quit if Crossfire Continues

Posted by on Friday, September 5, 2014, 11:30
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The Jirga of the Opposition parties demanded Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to issue orders regarding the release of arrested workers of Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) and an immediate cessation of further arrests.

Talking to media after having a another round of talks with the PAT leaders, PPP leader Rehman A. Malik asserted the agreement is almost complete sans a point, which is currently being thrashed out.

The PAT leaders including Raheeq Abbasi, Khurram Nawaz Gandapur and Tariq Bashir Cheema conducted the talks with Jirga leaders including Rehman A. Malik, Siraj-ul-Haq and Liaquat Baloch.

In case no decision was made at this critical juncture, the nation will have to repent, Malik warned underlining that Jirga is neither on the side of the government nor on the side of PAT and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI).

On this occasion, he called upon the two sides to discard the invectives and provocative language, warning that Jirga will have to step out of conciliatory process, if the verbal blitzkrieg does not stop.

Referring to the jittery course of negotiations, Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) chief Siraj-ul-Haq maintained, โ€œWe are making headway but in the first gear and sometimes in the second one. The vehicle is revving up but not beyond the second gear.โ€

Speaking metaphorically, Siraj continued there are several speed breakers on the way with numerous political kinks to be ironed out as yet.

Earlier in his media talk along with the Jirga leaders, the PAT President Raheeq Abbasi announced that all PAT protesters have moved out of the Parliament House lawn and the pathway for the employees of Pak Secretariat will be cleared today.

Abbasi said the PAT lodged two protests with the Jirga leaders during the negotiations; the first against the indecent, offensive and non-parliamentary language being used on the floor of the House against the sit-in protesters.

The PAT leader remarked the uncivilized used of diction displays that the government is non-serious.

The second protest lodged with the Jirga leader was related with the statement of federal interior minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan, who said no written statement was furnished by the PAT, Abbasi remarked asserting the document, which was provided to the government negotiations team, has now been handed to the Jirga leaders.

Despite several assurances, the PAT people were not freed by police, he added hoping that the government will come up with a write-up today in response to the PATโ€™s proposals.

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