ISLAMABAD - Political Jirga, which had managed to put on track the derailed dialogue process between the government and protesting parties, called on Prime Minister Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif and briefed him on the progress so far made on resolving the issue through negotiations.

Prime Minister praised the efforts of the Political Jirga in breaking the stalemate in negotiations and assured the members of Jirga that the government would accept all the demands of both Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf and Pakistan Awami Tehreek remaining within the ambit of Constitution.

Political Jirga led by Sirajul Haq briefed the PM on the demands of the protesting parties and the progress so far made in the dialogue between the government and PTI and PAT teams.

A member of the Political Jirga informed The Nation that the seven page demands list of PTI and the demands of PAT regarding the investigation into the Model Town tragedy and its oversight by a committee having representation of the PAT leaders came under discussion. He further said that government was ready to show flexibility on all demands of PAT and PTI except the resignations and asked the Jirga members to make the protesting parties realise the government's legal and Constitutional limitation in this connection.

The Jirga members G. G. Jamal, Rehman Malik, Ms Kalsoom Perveen, Liaquat Baloch and Mir Hasil Bizenjo also shared their views with Prime Minister on the imbroglio.

Meanwhile, Prime Minister held a meeting with the Parliamentary parties heads to discuss the prevailing political crisis, which has virtually paralysed life in Federal Capital for past over two weeks.

The Parliamentary parties heads once again reiterated their unflinching and unconditional support to the Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and made it clear that no unconstitutional demand of protesting parties would be accepted.

Sources aware of the deliberations of the meeting informed The Nation that Federal Interior Minister briefed the participants on the security situation and the measures the government had adopted to restrict the movement of the protesters to the sensitive buildings and areas.

It was noted with satisfaction that with the efforts of Political Jirga both the protesting parties had vacated the lawns of the Parliament House and now the PAT and PTI activists had left the place and moved out on the Constitution Avenue.

Later, taking to media persons Federal Interior Minister informed that the purpose of the meeting was to apprise the Parliamentary leaders about the government's point of view over ongoing political crisis. Nisar said that there was no difference of opinion over five demands presented by the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), however, he added that the government is reviewing various options on sixth demand.

He said that the government was making efforts to defuse political confrontation through dialogue, adding, that the PTI would get the government's written reply. He further said that the government would hold talks with Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) separately.

Nisar said that both the protesting parties, PTI and PAT would move back to D- Chowk.