Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) senior leader and former federal minister Fawad Chaudhary on Sunday said that his party will hold rallies from 1st May if the talks with the Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM)-led government fail.
While talking to twitter Fawad wrote, Our Party wanted talks with the pdm government to succeed but at the same time contended that it had a “strategy” in place in case the talks failed.
“PTI wants the success of negotiations [with the government], but it has formulated a strategy in case of failure of talks,” the former information minister tweeted.
He further said that PTI will not remain silent if government treats the Constitution as garbage and public as insects.
He said that the rallies will begin in Lahore, Islamabad and Peshawar under the leadership of party chairman Imran Khan, asking the supporters to get ready for the “major movement”.
“The PTI will not sit quietly if the [government] treats the Constitution as garbage and the people as insects,” said the senior leader.
It is to be pertinent that delegations of the Government (PDM) and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) held two rounds of talks on holding elections in Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP).
During the second round of talks, PTI delegation sought the date for the dissolution of the National Assembly (NA) before the budget. After two rounds of talks, the both parties are now expected to hold the final round of negotiations on 2nd May. The delegation also rejected the government’s plan to conduct general elections in October.
Remember that its a good news in Pakistan’s Politics as ruling alliance and the PTI finally came to the negotiating table a day earlier to discuss the poll date following Supreme Court’s orders.
In the first round of talks which lasted for around two hours at the Parliament House’s Committee Room Number 3, both sides informed each other about their top leadership’s stance.
The PTI delegation informed the government about Chairman Khan’s stance on elections and how they should be conducted.
After the meeting, sources told that the PTI presented three demands before the government delegation:
- The national and provincial assemblies should be dissolved in May this year and for extending polls beyond May 14, an amendment should be made to the Constitution;
- If the government decides to amend the Constitution, then PTI’s resignations will have to be called back;
- Elections should be held across the country in July this year.
Now earlier In the last round of talks, the ruling coalition ruled out the possibility of a deadlock between the sides. The opposition and the government decided to consult with their top leadership and party members over the proposals presented during the meeting.
Both delegations were hopeful of concluding on Tuesday, but PTI warned that the talks could “derail” at any point if the law enforcers keep arresting its workers.
The call for demonstrations comes after the Punjab police Friday night raided former Punjab chief minister Chaudhry Parvez Elahi’s residence to arrest him, drawing strong criticism from the PTI.