The government has reportedly expressed its willingness to consider PTI chief Imran Khan’s most pressing demand – the resignation of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, in a key development towards end to the ongoing political turmoil in Pakistan.
According to sources, the ruling Pakistan Muslim League-N (PML-N) leadership has considered veteran politician and PPP leader Shah Mehmood Qureshi’s proposal that government should hold out some assurances to Imran Khan about Prime Minister’s resignation.
However, the government has reiterated that the matter of Nawaz Sharif’s resignation would be left to a government-formed judicial commission which is tasked with investigating the alleged vote fraud.
Khan has refused to accepted judicial guarantee in election dispute with government, blaming former chief justice of pakistan Ifthikhar Chaudary of playing a key role in vote rigging.
The two sides will resume talks today through their mediators in Islamabad where PTI and PAT protest outside parliament entered eight day, with thousands of supporters of Imran Khan and Dr.Tahirul Qadri demanding PM’s resignation and installation of an interim national government.
Earlier Punjab CM Shabaz Sharif had categorically stated that PM Nawas’s resignation was out of the question
Imran Khan’s demands
1) No negotiation until Nawaz resignation
2) Reelection under new electoral reforms
3) Introduction of electoral reforms
4) Caretaker setup should be independent
5) All election commissioners quit immediately
6) May 11, 2013 vote fraudsters must be punished