Pakistan government, PTI talks ended inconclusive

Islamabad, Dec 27 (IANS) The third session of dialogue between the government and the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) to reach an agreement on draft for the judicial commission ordinance — mandated to investigate rigging allegations in the 2013 general elections concluded inconclusive Friday, media reported.

Speaking to media persons after attending the meeting held at the residence of PTI General Secretary Jahangir Tareen, party leader Shah Mehmood Qureshi said the two teams will meet again Saturday to continue with the dialogue process, Dawn online reported.
Imran Khan’s party rejected the government’s draft for promulgation of an ordinance regarding formation of a judicial commission.
Jahangir Tareen earlier had said that the draft, handed to his party during the parliamentary leaders’ meeting Dec 24 by Finance Minister Ishaq Dar.
The draft was rejected for “not being in line with what had already been agreed upon”, he added.
Shah Mehmmod Qureshi told reporters Friday that he appreciates the government for its efforts to resolve the deadlock.
He, however, added that he got little disappointed from the meeting as he was expecting that Friday’s session would prove decisive.
The PTI vice-chairman said that there was not much time left to resolve the issue and the two sides might miss this opportunity against the backdrop of deadly Taliban attack on a school in Peshawar.
Qureshi said that his party still has reservations over the draft being prepared by the government.
“We will meet again with the same spirit tomorrow” to sort the remaining issues, he added.