KARACHI - The talks between NPIW employees and Sindh government have failed as both parties remained stuck to their stand. However, staffers of the National Programme for Improvement of Water Courses (NPIW) continued their sit-in on fifth day led by PML-Q MNA Marvi Memon outside the Karachi Press Club on Tuesday. The representatives from nationalist parties as well as Jamiat Islami and other federal parties also visited camp and expressed solidarity with the protesting employees. Sources said that talks were held at the office of Advisor to Chief Minister on Information Jameel Soomro, attended by Katchi Abadies Minister Rafiq Engieer, Rashid Rabbani and other government officials, while a delegation of the NPIWs protesting employees negotiated on behalf of their colleagues. Sources said that the Government quarters offered the employees to extend the NPIW project for further three years, but employees representatives did not show flexibility in their view and remained stick to their stand for regularisation of their jobs. Resultantly, the talks failed as government of Sindh was of the view that this project belonged to federal government so, the regularisation of their jobs was not within the jurisdiction of the provincial government. Meanwhile, the one-day ultimatum to the Sindh government given by all the nationalists and other political parties also ended on Tuesday, but provincial government did not take any notice of their warnings of more protest demonstrations across the province. The employees on Tuesday also announced to give the right to the PML-Q MNA Marvi Memon to hold talks with the government on their behalf. Addressing to the protesting employees Marvi Memon said that we would continue our struggle till the regularisation of the NPIW employees jobs. She said that they would not lead the protest to the government offices nor they would go for talks to them as it was governments responsibility to come forward to address the workers concerns. She hoped that Chief Justice would take suo moto notice of struggle of the employees.