Pakistan, Islamabad News : Finance Minister Ishaq Dar Wednesday said that Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) put forth six demands, of which the government accepted five demands except the one of the prime minister’s resignation.
The government upholding the decision of the parliament decided that the prime minister would not resign, Dar said while taking the parliament into confidence over progress in talks with the protesting parties.
“The whole parliament is in agreement that the prime minister will not step down,” he said.
Refuting PTI’s claim that the government has backed off from the dialogue, Dar said that the government accepted five and a half demands of the protesting party.
He told the parliament that the government also accepted eight out of ten demands put forward by Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT).
Several heads of foreign countries postponed their visits due to prevailing political impasse and protest demonstrations in the federal capital, he lamented.
“Sit-ins being staged by the PTI and PAT have directly affected the country’s economy,” the finance minister said.