PPP, JI to hold talks with PTI for supremacy of democracy

ISLAMABAD - Leader of Opposition in the National Assembly Syed Khursheed Ahmed Shah and Jamaat-i-Islami (JI) Chief Sirajul Haq Wednesday hoped that the prevailing tension between Pakistan Muslim League - Nawaz (PML-N) and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) would ease out.

In a joint press conference held after a meeting between Shah and Haq, both leaders said that they have to play their due role for the survival and supremacy of constitution and democracy showing intention to meet PTI Chief Imran Khan to cope with the situation accordingly.

Khursheed Shah said that negotiation is the best way to settle down issues instead of inviting a third party to intervene into the matter and exploit the situation for its vested interest.

''We have to learn a lesson from history and should not forget that round about 55 years the country has been deprived of democracy directly or indirectly,'' said the leader of opposition.

Siraj was of the opinion that protests and rallies are the constitutional right of every political party. ''We are grateful that there is democracy in the country and every citizen enjoys this freedom,'' he remarked.

He mentioned a telephone call in which former President and PPP Co Chairman Asif Ali Zardari had said that any situation which may bring an end to the democratic process should be avoided.

To a query, Shah said that Zardari is concerned about the sustenance of democracy in the country and wants the government to complete its tenure.


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