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PESHAWAR, September 3: The Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf and Pakistan Awami Tehrik have once again started talks with the opposition parties to patch things up and end the deadlock between the government and the parties which have been protesting in Islamabad and demanding Prime Minister Mr Nawaz Sharif to resign.

On 2 September, a jirga of the opposition parties met the committees nominated by PTI chief Mr Imran Khan and PAT chief Mr Tahirul Qadri and they decided to carry forward the talks.

After the meeting, the jirga head and the Jamaat-e-Islami chief Mr Sirajul Haq said they did not hold the jirga to support the government but that their jirga was meant to serve the public.

He said the jirga might become a guarantor of any deal between the government and protesters.

One of the meeting participants, Mr Rehman Malik of the Pakistan People’s Party, appealed to the government to release the arrested activists of PTI and PAT to carry forward the negotiations.

He said the talks were held in a positive note and that they would give the nation good news soon.

Yesterday, the PTI chief Mr Khan asked his party’s member Mr Shah Mehmood Qureshi to attend the parliament session and respond to allegations of the government that the PTI leaders were anti-democracy.

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