ISLAMABAD: Leaders of different parties on Monday called for resolving the current political crisis through negotiations.

Appreciating Jamaat-e-Islami Amir Siraj ul Haq for bringing representatives of the government and Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf on the table, President PML(Z) Ejaz ul Haq said the role of Jirga comprising members of various political parties was now over. Talking to APP here, he said that Jirga led by JI Amir played an important role in ending the deadlock and facilitating the parties concerned to resolve the impasse. “The deadlock between the government and Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf is over as representatives of both parties are holding direct talks,” he added.

He said that Siraj ul Haq, whose party is a coalition partner of the PTI in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (KPK), remained neutral during the entire process and succeeded in ending the political stand-off.  General Secretary of Jamaat-i-Islami Liaquat Baloch said the only way to solve the present political crisis was dialogue. Complex issues can be resolved through negotiations and solving problems through consensus and understanding is in the interest of the country, he added. Talking to the news agency, he said matters with PAT and PTI should be sorted out in a political manner. He said floods have caused havoc in the country as the people are in a very difficult condition. He said the country cannot afford more crises and the existing one should be resolved through talks. There should be no deadline and both the sides should keep doors open, he added.

Chief of Markazi Jamiat Ahle Hadith Senator Professor Sajid Mir said Muhammad Nawaz Sharif was a democratically elected Prime Minister of the country and PTI’s demand for his resignation was without any reason. He said matters with Pakistan Tehreek i Insaf and Pakistan Awami Tehreek should be settled through negotiations. He said Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz, the party of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, secured majority in the general election of 2013. – APP