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‘PTI likely to show some flexibility in its demands’

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Chairman of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) political party Imran Khan addresses his supporters during what has been dubbed a "freedom march" in Islamabad August 21, 2014. Photo: Reuters
Chairman of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) political party Imran Khan addresses his supporters during what has been dubbed a "freedom march" in Islamabad August 21, 2014. Photo: Reuters

Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) would show some flexibility in its demands during the negotiations with the government committee, a member of PTI core committee told a Pakistan-based daily on Friday.

A senior PTI politician, who is also member of its core committee, on the condition of anonymity, said that during Friday’s meeting of the core committee it had been decided that the party would show some flexibility on some of its demands during the negotiations with the government committee, reports the Dawn.

He, however, did not disclose which demands the party may compromise on.

PTI chief Imran Khan during the ongoing ‘sit-in’ has demanded among other things the resignation of the prime minister and fresh elections.

The PTI leader said that Leader of Opposition Syed Khursheed Ahmed Shah on Thursday had suggested some options for the settlement of the current standoff which were also discussed by the core committee on Friday.

Shah has suggested that the resignation of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif can be considered if it is first proven that the 2013 elections were rigged.

When asked how long the ‘sit-in’ would continue, the politician said that the PTI leadership was also facing problems because of the ongoing protest. He, however, expressed the hope that by Sunday the negotiations would bear fruit.

Published: 1:05 pm Saturday, August 23, 2014

Last modified: 9:47 pm Saturday, August 23, 2014

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