Pak military would have met PTI, PAT leaders even in absence of govt talks: Sharif
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has reportedly stepped up to explain the meeting between Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chief Imran Khan, Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) chief Tahirul Qadri and the Pakistani army by saying that the military would have taken the initiative to meet the sulking leaders whether or not the government had met the military on Thursday.
He however, added that the military had sought his permission before meeting the PTI and PAT leaders, reported The Express Tribune.
The interior minister, Chaudhry Nisar, also sought to clear the air by saying that the military intervention was based on demands made by Khan and Qadri. He added that the army is apolitical and is working to resolve the political crisis peacefully and in keeping with the nation's constitution.
(Posted on 29-08-2014)