Govt in contact with different opposition parties: Khattak

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PESHAWAR, Oct 20 (APP):Federal Minister for Defence and Chairman Negotiation Committee, Pervez Khattak has said that members of the panel are in contract with opposition parties including PML-N, PPP, JUI-F, ANP and maximum progress is made.

Addressing a Sui gas pipeline inauguration ceremony in district Nowshera, he said that on behalf of Maulana Fazalur Rehman, Senator Ghafoor Haideri has invited the committee for talks.

PTI MNA Idrees Khattak, Ishaq Khan Khattak, Ismail Khan Khattak, Atif Khan Khattak, Syed Faridullah Shah, Riaz Ali Khan and Mian Faisal Shah also addressed the ceremony.

The Chairman of the PTI negotiation team said that the representatives of both sides will sit together to reach on conclusion. However, he said that Maulana Fazalur Rehman has decided that Rehbar Committee of the opposition parties is going to sit tomorrow or day after tomorrow to sit with us and hold negotiations.

The federal minister said that he is hopeful that the Rehbar Committee will decide in favour of holding negotiations to find out some positive solution and take the country towards improvement. In the current circumstances, he said Pakistan is passing through critical situation and instead of staging sit-ins and protest, the opposition should also focus on situation in Occupied Kashmir. However, he said that if the agenda of opposition is the resignation of Prime Minister Imran Khan and holding of fresh elections, then he ruled out negotiations.

He said that in case of any attempt to harm the country in the pretext of sit-in, then Maulana Fazalur Rehman and opposition parties would be responsible wholly and solely.

Pervez Khattak said that the PTI government wants the establishment of justice based society and the spending of all resources on the uplift of poor. He added that the era of loot and plunder had gone as corruption and Pakistan cannot go together.

He said that they are ready holding dialogue and asked the opposition to present their agenda and whatever is possible, they are ready to resolve it. He said that they do not believe in hallow talks and commitments.

He said that Pakistan has been put on the path of development under the leadership of Prime Minister Imran Khan and overcoming economic crisis with the passage of time and very soon the country will be out of the economic difficulties.

He said that they acknowledge the problems of price hike and unemployment, but economic forecast is giving the signals of improvement as the team of Prime Minister Imran Khan is making day night efforts for standing Pakistan on its own feet.

He said that economic crisis will end somehow within a period of one year and the country will be put on the track of progress and development. He said that Prime Minister Imran Khan wants to get the country rid of the burden of debts and reformative programme for the revival of the institutions has begun.