ISLAMABAD- Prime Minister's Special Assistant on National Affairs Irfan Siddiqui said that no backchannel talks were underway between the government and PTI. "No one has been formally mandated to hold any talks," he said, adding that matters needed to be resolved in accordance with the law.

Siddiqui said that while Imran had the right to demand Nawaz's resignation, the PM had the right to decide whether or not to comply.

He added that Imran's demand for the dissolution of the Election Commission of Pakistan was absurd."It is as absurd as calling for the dissolution of the Supreme Court," Siddiqui concluded.