Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Tuesday said the Leader of Opposition in the National Assembly Khursheed Shah and he as leader of the house have achieved an ideal democratic rapport by holding consultations on vital issues, leaving behind the politics of the 1990 that was characterized by political hatred.
Talking to media persons here, the Prime Minister said re-enactment of “abhorring” political game of the 1990s by certain political leaders was unfortunate. To a question, he replied that he and the Leader of Opposition were consulting positively over the appointment of new Chief Election Commissioner.
About resumption of talks with the Pakistan Tahreek-i-Insaf, he said they strongly believed in settling issues through talks. “We are the democratic people. Negotiations should be constructive. If they want to talk, we would have no objection,” he added. Nawaz regretted that calls for a nation-wide shutdown were unfortunate.
He also rejected certain reports about his proposed meeting with Imran by saying that the PTI chief had a misunderstanding. To a query about the London Conference on Afghanistan, the Prime Minister said during the visit of Afghan President to Pakistan, he held very constructive talks with him and now he had arrived in London on the invitation of his British counterpart. He termed the conference a continuity of the understanding developed between the two leaders.