A Cup of Tea to defuse tensions between PTI and Jamat-e-Islami


ISLAMABAD – Finally the big wigs of Jamat-e-Islami (JI) and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) has come forward after exchange of heated statements from both sides in order to defuse tensions and normalize the relations. 

However, the question remains whether Sirajul Haq would leave “batting from both sides”?

The news about meeting of JI’s Chief Sirajul Haq and PTI’s Chairman Imran Khan remained the most catchy news of Islamabad on Wednesday.

Imran Khan reached the residence of Mian Aslam – top leader of JI – along with his delegation that included Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhuwa (KPK) Pervez Khattak, KPK Provincial Minister Shuakat Yousufzai and PTI leader Amir Kayani.

The meeting was previously scheduled over a cup of tea. According to latest updates the meeting has two point agenda. One, defusing the tensions and eliminating the tensions between JI and PTI.

One media outlet quoted JI leader as saying, “We want that in future all statements must be mutually consulted before making them public in order to avoid misunderstandings.”

Second agenda point of meeting is to discuss the future of negotiations with the government and Islamabad sin-ins.

PakistanTribe also learnt that desire of this meeting was initiated by Sirajul Haq during a phone call to Imran Khan to which later also showed the agreement. However, it is the context of this meeting which makes it special. Both parties are the coalition partners in KPK government but over times established differences on the issue of Azadi March and Dharna.

The Chief of JI Sirajul Haq was playing the role of arbitrator between PTI and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) government. Assisted by almost every party including Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP), Sirajul Haq led the many delegations to PML-N and then to PTI and Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT). However, with passing time, statements of JI’s leadership started to frame Islamabad sit-ins in somewhat negative manner. Responding to which only few days back Imran Khan maintained “Sirajul Haq must leave the habit of batting from both sides.”

In response, though Sirajul Haq kept his famous silent but JI’s second-in-command Liaqat Baloch maintained that “London mutiny is a failure now. People sitting in Islamabad must go home and focus on governance in KPK.”

Not to forget that today CM KKP Pervez Khattak has met the Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and attended a top level meeting along with other CMs over eradication of polio from Pakistan.


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