Qadri asks PAT to join PTI sit-ins in 4 ma­jor cities

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Mon­i­tor­ing Desk ISLAMABAD: Pak­istan Awami Tehreek (PAT) chief Al­lama Tahirul Qadri has asked PAT work­ers to par­tic­i­pate in the PTI sit-ins, start­ing from Satur­day in four cities across the coun­try.

Qadri said, "we have to make our strug­gle suc­cess­ful, and we can­not re­turn short of their des- tina­tion."

How­ever, Qadri said if the re­sult of their strug­gle does not come on the 15th day, it may come on the 16th day.

Con­vinc­ing his crowd on Imran Khan re­quest to ex­tend­ing their dead­line for an­other day he said, "Now we have two op­tions, first we take our de­ci­sion with­out wait­ing for re­ply as our dead­line has ended. Sec­ond ISLAMABAD: Talks be­tween govern­ment and Pak­istan Tehreek-e-In­saf (PT) suf­fered an­other fail­ure on Fri­day with two sides re­fus­ing to back down from their stated po­si­tions.

Speak­ing to jour­nal­ists, se­nior PTI leader Shah Mah­mood Qureshi said that dead­lock per­sisted be­tween two sides due to mis­trust.

"We came with a con­struc­tive ap­proach. We gave fresh sug­ges­tions, but govern­ment doesn't of­fer any solution," he said. He stated that PTI also de­manded ex­pla­na­tion from govern­ment re­gard­ing po­si­tion it took in the Na­tional Assem­bly. See # 14 Page 7 op­tion is that we wait for a bit."

Af­ter sup­port­ers re­sponded to the two op­tions given Qadri, by rais­ing hands back­ing de­ci­sion to wait, PAT chief an­nounced to ex­tend his dead­line.

Qadri told his sup­port­ers that their strug­gle has forced prime min­is­ter to con­vene a cabi­net meet­ing at this hour of night.

He said he had sent his del­e­ga­tion to PTI chief Imran Khan in the evening. Af­ter that he also tried to com­mu­ni­cate with PTI chief but did not suc­ceed due to some of my en­gage­ments.

Claim­ing that PAT and PTI are strug­gling for the same cause, Qadri says that if the two par­al­lel strug­gles split and ne­go­ti­ated sep­a­rately, that would al­low the govern­ment to suc­ceed. PAT chief says it is

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