PTI-govt talks hinge upon meaning of ‘vote fraud’

PTIISLAMABAD, Dec 26 (NNI): The negotiations between Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf and government have stalemated over the definition of ‘election rigging.

The teams from both the sides met here Friday at the residence of Jahangir Tareen but only to end up in yet another deadlock.

According to sources privy to the matters, this time around the talks got stuck only because of government’s ‘unadaptable stance’ on the definitions of ‘organized vote fraud and ‘conspiracy.’

During the sitting, the PTI negotiators also raised their reservations over the government’s draft proposal with regard to the formation of a judicial commission, which will dig into the alleged vote fraud in the last year’s polls.

Earlier, PTI Secretary General, Jahangir Tareen, rejected the government’s draft proposal on the modalities of the aforementioned commission.

“I was utterly disappointed to see the draft was devoid of many mutually agreed points. We have sent it back to Attorney General of Pakistan after necessary amendments,” Tareen told.

To a question, he said the future of negotiations hinged on the Finance Minister Ishaq Dar led government team.

“If the government sticks to its promises then the future of talks is bright otherwise dark,” the PTI leader said fearing another deadlock in the dialogue process with the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz led regime.

Meanwhile, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Secretary General, Jahangir Tareen, rejected the government’s draft proposal on the modalities of a judicial commission to be formed to dig into alleged vote fraud.

“I was utterly disappointed to see the draft was devoid of many mutually agreed points. We have sent it back to Attorney General of Pakistan after necessary amendments,” Tareen told media.

To a question, he said the future of negotiations hinged on the Finance Minister Ishaq Dar led government team.

“If the government sticks to its promises then the future of talks is bright otherwise dark,” the PTI leader said fearing another deadlock in the dialogue process with the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz led regime. NNI

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