Political Jirga presents 11 proposals to end Islamabad sit-ins

ISLAMABAD: The opposition political Jirga has sent a letter to Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, Tahirul Qadri and Imran, presenting 11 proposals to resolve the ongoing political impasse caused by sit-ins in Islamabad.

The Jirga has demanded, through the letter, that prime minister should make a statement that he would resign if allegations of rigging are proved.

It said that a judicial commission to hold inquiry into rigging allegations would be formed through an ordinance while it would be empowered to order police to lodge a criminal case.

The Jirga suggested that the case would be sent to session judge for further investigation ,adding that federal and provincial governments and all the political parties would implement the recommendations of the commission.

It noted that the judicial commission would be able to get the services of a police officer from the federal or provincial governments for assistance.

It asked the government to finalize the proposals to meet the demands of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf.

The Jirga demanded of the government to shift cases of PAT workers to any other province. It also called for release of detained workers of the PTI.

Speaking to media, Jamaat-e-Islami chief, who is part of the Jirga, expressed the hope after meetings with PTI and PAT leaders that talks between the government and the protesting parties would resume.

Senator Rehman Malik and Hasil Bazenjo also spoke on the occasion.