Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif revealed that Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Chairman Imran Khan reached out for talks with the government a month ago through a mutual friend.
While Speaking to V-loggers in Lahore Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif claimed that Imran Khan had offered to conduct talks on the appointment of the new Chief of Army Staff (COAS) and immediate elections in the country.
The prime minister further said that the PTI chief had proposed that both sides will agree on the name of the army chief. “Imran Khan offered to conduct negotiations,” he said, adding that the PTI chief wanted to settle two issues through dialogue.
The Premier said he refused to negotiate on the matters, he offered Imran to hold talks on his offer to sign a “charter of democracy and charter of the economy”.
Earlier in the day, it was reported that the federal government reportedly started backdoor talks with Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leaders in light of the party’s ongoing Haqeeqi Azadi Long March.
According to sources, the backdoor talks between government representatives and PTI leaders were being carried out through ‘close friends.
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