Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) and the federal government have both denied reports of an agreement between them according to which the PTI was said to have called off the planned sit-in in Islamabad. Imran Khan has said that the ‘Azadi March’ will continue.
According to media reports, negotiations between representatives from PTI and the government went on for two and a half hours, after which an agreement was reached. As per the alleged agreement, PTI called off the sit-in, and will only have a rally in the federal capital.
However, leaders from both the government, as well as the PTI, have refuted such reports, dismissing them as baseless and untrue.
Federal Minister for Information Marriyum Aurangzeb in a tweet denied the reports of negotiations between the government and PTI, saying “No agreement has been reached with the armed group that martyred the police personnel.”
PTI Chairperson Imran Khan has also denied any deal taking place, saying PTI is moving towards Islamabad and there is ‘no question of a deal’.
“We will remain in Islamabad till announcement of dates for dissolution of assemblies & elections are given,” he said, calling the people of Islamabad and Pindi to join in.
PTI leader and former human rights minister Shireen Mazari also shut down rumors about negotiations and said in a tweet, “We will not leave till election & dissolution of assemblies dates [are] given.”