PTI reaches out to Pashtun Tahafuz Movement with dialogue offer

Published: May 3, 2018
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PESHAWAR: Imran Khan’s Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf, the ruling party in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, has appealed to the Pashtun Tahafuz Movement leadership to hold dialogue with a jirga constituted under the chairmanship of the provincial governor.

“I request the PTM representatives to hold meetings with the jirga chaired by the K-P governor for four to five days, so that their issues and demands might be addressed in accordance with the Constitution,” K-P Chief Minister Pervez Khattak said at a news conference on Thursday.

The chief minister said he would personally hold talks with the PTM leadership and try to address their grievances.

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“Their [PTM’s] demands and issues could be resolved if they come and sit across the table for dialogue,” he said adding that the PTM has created confusion which could only be resolved through dialogue.

Asked what would be the fate of the dialogue as his government’s tenure ends next month, Khattak said a caretaker administration would also be of people of the same province and they would resolve the issue.

PTI Chairman Imran Khan also confirmed in an interview with a private news channel that his party’s government in K-P would hold dialogue with the PTM leadership.

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Reader Comments (3)

  • Salman Sheikh
    May 3, 2018 - 9:36PM

    i don’t understand why GOVT is not listening them once what they actually want ?
    hope so this chapter will close soon with dialogue to avoid the circumstances.Recommend

  • Daud
    May 3, 2018 - 11:14PM

    better late than never.Recommend

  • Muhammad Atiq
    May 5, 2018 - 12:16PM

    Mr. Saleem first go through ground realities then support your army with closed eyes. Recommend

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