'Azadi' March: PPP, JI agree to hold off on 'sacrifices'

Sirajul Haq to meet PTI chief Imran Khan later today


Web Desk/Mariam Essa August 06, 2014

ISLAMABAD: Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) chief Sirajul Haq told the media on Wednesday that there would be no sacrifices before Eidul Azha in a veiled reference to PAT chief Qadri and PTI chief Imran Khan's demands from the government. 

“Instead of being mere spectators, we [JI and Pakistan Peoples Party] have decided to play our role to improve the situation in Pakistan," said Sirajul Haq.

In a joint press conference in Islamabad, Haq and Leader of Opposition in the National Assembly Khursheed Shah spoke about today's meeting in which they discussed PTI's 'Azadi' March.

Haq told media after the meeting that he will meet Imran Khan later in the day to discuss mediation options between the latter and the government. Shah also expressed his intention to meet with the PTI leader.

"Even Imran Khan has said that he does not want to derail democracy," Haq stated, expressing hope that their efforts could improve the country's current political situation.

Speaking about matters discussed during the meeting, Shah also stated that everyone in attendance agreed about the supremacy of the parliament.

Haq said that politics were not solid like rock, adding that they were more flexible like water. "A middle route is always taken in politics to resolve issues," he stated.


Express News screengrab of Khursheed Shah meeting Sirajul Haq upon his arrival in Islamabad.


According to officials, Haq earlier received a phone call from Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar, who requested Haq to ‘play his role’ to end the standoff between the government and PTI.

So far, the JI has not reached a decision about its participation in PTI’s 'Azadi' March. The decision will be taken during a party meeting on August 10, party spokesperson Ameerul Azeem had said.

According to reports, Haq will also meet with Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif today.

The party leaders met at the residence of JI leader Mian Muhammad Aslam to discuss Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan's Independence Day march. Aslam, PPP leader Qamar Zaman Kaira and JI Secretary General Liaquat Baloch also attended the meeting.

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