Keeping democracy on track: Shah, Wali urge PTI, PML-N resolve impasse

We do not want ARD and MRD to be created in the country again, said Khursheed Shah.

Web Desk August 06, 2014

Leader of the Opposition in National Assembly and Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) leader Khursheed Shah and Awami National Party President Asfandyar Wali on Wednesday urged Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) to talk out their differences instead of embarking on the road to confrontation, Express News reported.

Claiming that Imran Khan will not take back his call for long march, Shah said, PTI and PML-N should negotiate and figure out some middle ground.

Shah met with Wali on Wednesday to discuss the prevailing political situation.

Reminding everyone about how the country was under a dictatorship not too long ago, Shah said they do not want an ARD or MRD to be created in the country again.

The leader of the Opposition lamented that the government is not budging from its position while PTI too had opted for politics of confrontation, adding that this was not a time for political point scoring.

We are politicians and it our duty to play the role of mediator, said Shah, adding that he expected to meet with PTI chief Imran Khan on Thursday.

Meanwhile, the ANP chief said that they respect PML-N’s mandate nor would they move to weaken the PTI-led government in K-P either.

Advising PML-N and PTI to be patient, Wali said mediation can only succeed if both parties agree.

We have sacrificed a lot for democracy and will not let anyone derail the democratic set up in the country, the ANP chief said.

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