Govt, PTI talks resume

ISLAMABAD: Another round of talks between the government and the protesting Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) is under way in the federal capital on Monday.
PTI’s negotiating team includes vice president Shah Mehmood Qureshi and Jehangir Tareen whereas the government’s team includes Finance Minister Ishaq Dar and Federal Minister for Science and Technology Zahid Hamid.
Punjab Governor Chaudhry Muhammad Sarwar, Information Minister Pervez Rashid and Minister for Planning and Development Ahsan Iqbal also accompanied the government’s negotiators.
The meeting is taking place at Tareen’s residence.
Today’s meeting comes a day after the negotiating teams met yesterday and claimed that “progress had been made” but admitted that there were still certain “core issues” that needed to be resolved.
Speaking to media yesterday, Qureshi had said there were three core issues on which the deadlock between the government and the PTI remained. When asked what these three issues were, Qureshi refused to name them.

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