Finance Minister Ishaq Dar said that Prime Minister Sharif’s resignation was out of question.
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s decision to ask Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif to mediate a solution for breaking the deadlock with the Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) has drawn criticism from political circles, with some leaders lashing out at both the PML-N and PTI for agreeing on mediation by the army chief.
“Gen Sharif told the prime minister that he was willing to mediate between the two sides but the government should first get the FIR of the Model Town killings registered, which was duly accepted by the premier,” said the sources.
Qadri is yet to announce his future course of action, saying the people’s jirga will take two important decisions after the Maghrib prayers.
PAT chief says that the government team will return at around 9:30pm after consulting Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif
The embattled Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) government of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Tuesday found itself grappling with yet another challenge after a private news channel aired contents of the judicial commission’s report into the Model Town killings incident in which the investigating judge has laid the onus of the massacre of 14 political workers on the Punjab government administered by Sharif’s younger brother, Shahbaz Sharif.
Nawaz and Shahbaz must resign and hold themselves accountable before the law
At least 14 workers of Tahirul Qadri’s Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) were killed and over 100 people injured in clashes with police on June 17 in the Model Town locality.
According to the JC’s report, which has been kept secret by the Punjab government, Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif had not ordered the police to “disengage” from the clashes with Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) supporters, resulting in the deaths of at least 14 people and injuries to over 80 others.
“Either I will wear this ‘kafan’ or Nawaz Sharif’s government will wear this,” the Canada-based cleric said, declaring that his protest had entered its “last phase”.
The minister said that the government would soon announce a committee to resume the dialogue process.
In a two-pronged strategy, 34 lawmakers of Imran Khan’s Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) resigned to step up pressure on the Nawaz Sharif government but followed up with an offer to resume talks after…
ISLAMABAD- There was no breakthrough in the deadlock between the government and protesting parties – the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) and Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) – on Thursday as Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif…
PTI chief Imran Khan raised many an eyebrow when during an address to his supporters late on Thursday, the cricket star-turned politician said that the “umpire could raise his finger in the next two days” unless Prime Minister Sharif heeds to PTI’s demand of stepping down from office.
Protesters would not end their sit-ins until the prime minister steps down from office
“Out of the 12 political parties in parliament, 11 have given their support to PML-N and the democratic process.”
PAT chief Tahirul Qadri refused to meet Aftab Ahmed Sherpao and Ejazul Haq who had sought a sitting with the preacher to persuade him to come to the talks table.