ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan while addressing the party workers from atop his container parked in front of the Prime Minister's Secretariat has vociferous announced that a democratic party has decided to hold dialogue with the government but first condition of the 6-point agenda is the resignation of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.
The counted the remaining five points as Re-election, Election reforms, Reformation of Election Commission, Independent caretaker government, and Action against those under Article 6 who were involved in rigging in the 2013 general elections.
He also warned the government against taking any action against the marcher as he feared that they may be attacked in the morning when their presence would be thin. He said if any action was taken against them then they should be beware of the Tigers, a reference to the marchers made by him earlier in the speech.
Meanwhile, according to sources negotiations between government and PTI's negotiation committee have started at a local hotel in Islamabad. But the first round of talks ended in a deadlock over the issue of Prime Minister's resignation. The head of PTI team Makhdoom Javed Hashmi was seen standing on the container along with PTI chairman Imran Khan after coming back from the dialogue.
Government's negotiation committee comprises Punjab Governor Chaudhry Sarwar, Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan, Information Minister Pervaiz Rashid, Minister for Science and Technology Zahid Hamid, Minister for States and Frontier Regions Abdul Qadir Baloch and Minister for Planning and Development Ahsan Iqbal.
Asad Umar, Makhdoom Javed Hashmi, Shah Mehmood Qureshi, Jahangir Tareen and Arif Alvi are representing PTI.
Imran Khan said, "I have accepted the resignations of all PTI MPAs from Sindh and Punjab, says Imran Khan. I have already accepted the resignations of all PTI MNAs. I can stay on this container for a year. I want to make the Pakistani nation one team," says Imran Khan.
Imran Khan says that if he returns without the resignation of Nawaz Sharif, the public would have to become slaves.
Agencies add: Most of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leaders left the activists alone at Parliament House. According to details, following the speech of Imran Khan, most of the PTI leaders left D-Chowk at Parliament House, however, Khan was present in his container. In a message posted on Twitter, Imran Khan warned police to release his party workers else they would punish them for 'unlawfully' detaining the PTI activists.
"I want all Pakistanis to get here breaking all barriers. Warning police to release our people or we will punish them for unlawfully detaining our people. Tonight we will celebrate Azadi at D-Chowk," he added.
Talking to a private TV channel, Khan said his party is ready for talks only after prime minister's resignation.
"We are willing to talk on any issue but dialogue is only possible after PM Nawaz Sharif's resignation."
Khan said the people of Pakistan need a complete overhaul of the current rotten system through electoral reforms. There should be justice and accountability, he added.
Khan said that Supreme Court of Pakistan can play the role of a guarantor for talks.
Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf vice chairman Shah Mahmood Qureshi Wednesday said that door for negotiation were not closed. Talking to private news channel, Qureshi said that his party had earlier wanted to resolve issues on table and wants so in current scenario. He said PTI would present six point agenda to government if negotiation starts. Denying speculations, PTI Leader said on Wednesday that his party workers would not advance towards the Prime Minister House or any other government building.
Qureshi said that the PTI workers had remained peaceful and would remain so. "I ask the workers to be where you are", he said. He also urged the PAT workers to be peaceful and refrain from any violent step. The PTI leader expressed willingness for positive and meaningful dialogue.
In a press statement, PTI's Vice Chairman Shah Mahmood Qureshi said that talks would begin only after the resignation of Prime Minister Sharif. "We will not hold talks unless our first condition is fulfilled," he added.
Earlier speaking to a private TV channel, Qureshi said that PTI was willing to hold talks on six points.