Haq-led Jirga meets PTI leadersSeptember 2, 2014
Lahore: A Parliamentary Jirga led by the Ameer, Jamaat e Islami, Pakistan, Sirajul Haq, held talks with the leaders of the PTI and the PAT in Islamabad in a bid to search out a solution for the ongoing crisis.
PTI’s Shah Mehmud Qureshi, Arif Alvi and Pervez Khattak and Asad Qaiser, and PAT’s president Raheeq Abbasi, joined the talks.
Talking to the media men after the talks, Sirajul Haq said that success was greeting them every moment, both the sides had a will to resolve the crisis and the attitude of the both sides was quite positive. “Although there are difficulties and speed breakers on the way, yet we have held the hands of both the sides and brought them closer, he added.” He said that 70 per cent of the issues had been resolved and he was waiting for the final moment when the whole thing would be settled.
The JI chief said there was still bitterness in the Minister’s statements as was creating problems for the mediators. Therefore, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif should stop his ministers from issuing such statements, he added. Besides, he said, the arrests of PTI and PAT workers in different parts of the country were also creating problems for the negotiators. The government should not only stop making arrests but also release the political workers detained earlier, he added.
Sirajul Haq said that darkness and despair were over and there was a ray of hope. Both the sides believed in the supremacy of the constitution, the parliament and democracy time would soon come when the nation would hear a good news.
PPP Senator Rehman Malik, Shah Mehmud Qureshi and GG Jamal also addressed the media.
The JI chief explained that they were negotiating for the masses and not the government, and added that the nation was highly upset because of the lingering crisis.
Rehman Malik told the media that the JI chief was playing the key role in the resolving the crisis and he had full hope that that two sides would reach a solution soon.