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Dar urges Imran to postpone Karachi protest

11 December, 2014

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LAHORE/ISLAMABAD: Finance Minister Ishaq Dar urged Imran Khan to postpone his scheduled protests till a decision is arrived.He added that both parties would have to accept the judicial commission's decision on the matter.

Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) on Wednesday extended an unconditional offer to the former for resumption of dialogue.

Speaking at a press conference in Lahore, Dar,who has been assigned by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to resume talks with PTI, said that his party will leave power if the decision by the judicial commission on alleged poll rigging comes against it.
The federal minister conceded that dialogue process was neither disrupted by the government nor was it broken by Tehreek-i-Insaf. It may be mentioned that both parties had been accusing each other for disrupting the talks initiated in August.

Dar said that the government would try to hold first session of dialogue on Thursday, demanding Imran Khan to not make any ‘unconstitutional' decision till then.

Expressing concerns on including officials of intelligence agencies in the judicial commission formed to probe into the allegations, the finance minister said the government, however, would not object to it if the commission itself invites them.

Commenting on the recently formed parliamentary committee on electoral reforms, he said the committee was on track and had held 16 meetings on the matter since its inception a couple of months ago.

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