Peshawar: The first round of talks between Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government and opposition parties failed on Tuesday as opposition parties decided to go ahead with its strike call for Wednesday.
The three-party opposition alliance comprising Awami National Party (ANP), Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) and Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam (JUI-F), called for the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government to quit for alleged rigging in the local government elections.
The PTI-led provincial government held an all-party conference (APC) and set up a committee to probe the allegations.
The three-party alliance, however, boycotted the APC, insisting government must resign.
ANP leader Mian Iftikhar Hussain said that there would be a peaceful protest on Wednesday.
“Our demand remains unchanged. The government step down, set up a caretaker set up and hold re-election,” he said.