Two bodies being formed for talks with PTI, PAT: Ch Nisar

ISLAMABAD: Interior Minister, Chaudhry Nisar Sunday announced that as a goodwill gesture the government has decided to form two separate negotiation committees to hold talks with Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI).

He made the announcement at a press conference in the wake of PTI chief Imran Khan’s launching of civil disobedience campaign and two-day ultimatum to Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to resign.

Nisar said they will not be government’s committees, as each member of them will represent his own party. The committees will start functioning from tomorrow, he added.

He said the political battle should and will continue. But, the policy of ‘might is right’ would be a wrong approach to adopt, he added.

“One with greater strength wins is no longer a way to move forward in today’s world,” the Interior Minister said.

He warned that what you sow today you will have to reap tomorrow. “If you come to power tomorrow, the opposition can choose to launch a civil disobedience against you. Is this the kind of trend you want to set in the country?” he asked Imran Khan.

He said civil disobedience is adopted in case of a foreign occupation in a country and such a move is made against the state and not the government. “This kind of step can shred the state,”

Nisar alleged that Imran Khan was taking the revenge from government for not being able to gather one million people as the latter had claimed.