PTI wants 'working relationship' with other parties: Asad Qaiser

August 12, 2018 11:04 AM

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A Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) delegation and PML-N's Ayaz Sadiq, after a meeting held to discuss parliamentary affairs on Sunday, vowed that both parties would move forward with "mutual consultation".

PTI's Fawad Chaudhry and Asad Qaiser ─ the party's nominee for NA speaker ─ made the announcement alongside Sadiq at a press conference in Islamabad after the meeting at Speaker House.

Qaiser said that his party wanted to establish a "working relationship" with other parties, and that the PTI wished to cooperate with other parties in order to counter challenges ─ including the economy ─ being faced by the country.

Chaudhry said that the incoming government would face strong opposition and emphasised the importance of working together, adding that the PTI would try to remove reservations held by opposing parties over the July 25 polls. Major political parties, including the PML-N and PPP, have alleged that the recently held elections were rigged.

Outgoing NA Speaker Sadiq, who will be administering oath to the newly elected MNAs during a parliamentary session on Aug 13 (tomorrow), said that the ceremony would take place in accordance with the law and Constitution.

The PTI delegation also invited Sadiq to party chairman Imran Khan's oath-taking ceremony for the post of prime minister, which is to take place on August 18.

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