Nisar, Shahbaz call on Gen Sharif on current political situation

RAWALPINDI – Minister for Interior Affairs Chaudhry Nisar Ali and Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif met Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif here on Monday.

During the meeting, Nisar and Shahbaz discussed the 'Revolution March' and ‘Azadi March,’ being held in the federal capital, with the army chief, sources said. They also discussed the security situation along with issues related to law and order.

The sources said it was agreed during the meeting that dialogue should be opened immediately with the Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf (PTI) and the Pakistan Awami Tehrik (PAT) to listen to their demands. The meeting comes at the heels of PTI chief Imran Khan and PAT chief Tahirul Qadri holding rallies in Islamabad.

The PTI chief had declared a civil disobedience movement on Sunday in protest against alleged rigging during the 2013 general election in May. Imran Khan and Tahirul Qadri have both demanded that Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif immediately resigned from his current position.

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