Islamabad- Amid political turmoil, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has decided to meet with Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan, Federal Minister Saad Rafique said on Wednesday.

Despite the language that Imran Khan has been using against the prime minister, the latter has decided to meet Imran Khan "for the sake of the country", Rafique said on the micro-blogging website Twitter.

The decision comes in the wake of Imran's threats to storm Prime Minister House if Nawaz Sharif does not resign within the so-called deadline that the PTI chief had earlier announced.

Already, activists and supporters of both PTI and Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) are camped inside the Red Zone of the federal capital which houses significant government buildings such as the Prime Minister House, the Parliament House, the Supreme Court and a number of foreign missions.