Islamabad: The Opposition Alliance in Pakistan has refused to negotiate with the Imran Khan government after which the political rift between the two sides has widened. This information has been given in the media reports. Dawn News reported that a three-member government delegation met with opposition leaders on Friday to maintain a better relationship between the government and the opposition, at least in Parliament, and the second round between the two sides on Monday Negotiations were to take place. It said that the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz parliamentary party met in the Parliament House, after which the opposition dropped the idea of negotiating with the government.
The party meeting was also addressed by Vice President Maryam Nawaz. It was expected that Monday’s talks between the government and the opposition would ease the political rift between the two sides. But the political gap between the two sides has deepened due to no dialogue. The opposition party placed a picture of their jailed leaders – Shahbaz Sharif, Khawaja Asif and Khurshid Shah – on the table on the table in the National Assembly.
Reports said that the opposition did not raise opposition in the House after the adjournment of the proceedings due to lack of quorum. Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) leader Syed Naveed Qamar said that the opposition will not go for talks as the PML-Nawaz is busy in the parliamentary party meeting. “We cannot negotiate with the government without PML-N,” the daily newspaper quoted Qamar as saying. On the other hand, Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Ali Mohammad Khan told the newspaper that members of the PPP (with the government) had come for the meeting but the PML-N representatives did not come.
“In our (government-opposition) meeting on Friday, it was decided that the meeting would be held again on Monday, but the opposition did not live up to its commitment today,” he said. The minister indicated that the government is planning to call the opposition for another round of talks in the coming days. 11 political parties in Pakistan formed the Pakistan Democratic Movement (APDM) in September last year. Its main purpose was to pressurize the government to conduct elections ahead of time.