ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif summoned a meeting to deliberate on the offer of Jamat-e-Islami regarding talks with rival Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) amid soaring political pressure, the sources privy to the development said on Tuesday.
The sources said that the meeting would be held today afternoon at the prime minister house, and the participants, with Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif in the chair, would discuss the prevailing political and constitutional crises.
They said that the discussion would lead them to chalk out their next strategy or course of action.
The PM summons meeting after his party PML-N and the PPP agreed to hold talks with the political rivals, especially with the PTI in a bid to resolve the crises in the country.
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Last week, a mission of reconciliation among major political rivals initiated by Jamat-e-Islami Amer Siraj-ul-Haq, as per sources familiar with the matter.
The sources further stated that JI Amer held meetings with both Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif and former PTI Chairman Imran Khan, discussing the country’s political situation.
Both parties expressed their readiness to hold talks and end their differences.
The coalition government wished to delay the elections while the PTI wants them held early, as ordered by the Supreme Court for May 14.
During the JI Amer and PM Shehbaz Sharif meeting, other ministers were also present.
Later, JI Amer met with Imran Khan and advised him to hold talks with political parties, saying that dialogue was the way forward, and the country could not afford more uncertainty. Holding elections at the same time could steer the country out of crises, he added