ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: In order to resolve the current political impasse, the federal government and the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) has begun the dialogue process formally.
The talks were held on Thursday between the federal minister for planning and development Ahsan Iqbal and the PTI leader Asad Umar while later in an interview, Iqbal said that progress was made in the dialogue process between the two sides.
The minister said that the follow-up talks would be held within a couple of days, adding that details regarding domain of the proposed Judicial Commission on the alleged rigging in 2013 general elections are yet to be finalized.
The federal minister said that minor differences could be sorted out then and there if intentions are right.
In addition, Ahsan Iqbal said that Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has directed the cabinet members and the PML-N leaders to remain polite to ensure a conducive environment for dialogue.
On Wednesday, the federal government extended an unconditional dialogue to the PTI and also appealed to Imran Khan to withdraw his shutdown call.
Later, in a statement the PTI spokesperson Shireen Mazari welcomed the government’s unconditional offer of dialogue to the party and said that the dialogue process should be started from the point where it was stopped.
The PTI Chairman Imran Khan also said that he would call off his ‘plan C’ if government was ready to set up a judicial commission before the PTI’s call to shutdown Karachi on December 12.