Govt gets ready for talks with Maulana

Staff Report

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wednesday presided over a meeting of the party’s core committee and decided to form a committee for dialogues with Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman.
According to details, the committee headed by Defense Minister Pervaiz Khattak will hold dialogues with Maulana Fazlur Rehman.
The PTI’s core committee also decided hold local bodies elections in Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
The meeting was attended by Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister Mahmood Khan, Governors, federal ministers and senior party leaders.
During the meeting, matters pertaining to country’s political, economic situation and rising inflation came under discussion. The prime minister took the participants in confidence over his recent visits to Saudi Arabia, Iran and China.
The meeting also discussed matters relating to dissolution of party’s provincial bodies.
Agencies adds: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government has decided to form a committee under Defence Minister Pervez Khattak to hold talks with JamiatUlema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F).
Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi, while briefing media about the core committee meeting of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) said that the meeting has decided to constitute a committee to hold dialogues with JUI-F.
“Defence Minister Pervez Khattak-led committee will hold negotiations with JUI-F to defuse political tension and restrain it from holding Azadi March,” he added.
FM Qureshi said that Pakistan was fighting Kashmir’s case at international forums and striving hard to address the economic issues.
“Pakistan will continue its diplomatic support for their cause and raise the matter on all relevant forums.”
“Kashmiris are looking towards Pakistan in this time of dire need. We should give a strong message to the world over Kashmir issue by showing unity,” he added.
The foreign minister said that the meeting has also decided to conduct local government elections in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Punjab without delay.
“The first phase of local government elections will start from February 2020. The government wants to solve grass-root issues at grass root levels,” he continued.
Earlier in the day, Prime Minister Imran Khan presiding over a meeting in Islamabad and reviewed overall law and order situation in the country.
The meeting discussed the internal security situation of the country and measures for the protection of lives and properties of the people.
During the meeting, the Prime Minister was briefed about security arrangements for foreign heads of states visiting Pakistan in the coming days.