ISLAMABAD - Jamiat-I-Ulema-I-Islam (Fazl) chief Moulana Fazlur Rehman has termed the demand for PM's resignation unconstitutional while Jamaat-I-Islami Amir Sirajul Haq stressed the need for pursuing the dialogue option to resolve the political imbroglio and feared that the deadlock would push the things to the direction where democracy and democratic institutions would suffer a major blow.

Siraj on Thursday went to the residence of Fazlur Rehman and discussed the current political situation in the country and the ways and ways and means to resolve the impasse between government and the protesting PTI and PAT through negotiations.

Sources aware of the deliberations of the meeting informed The Nation that both the leaders termed the sit-ins and the deadlock in talks dangerous for the incumbent political dispensation.

Talking to media after the meeting, Faz said that all the democratic forces were opposed to the Prime Minister's resignation demand.

He further said that all the democratic forces in the Parliament were standing with the Prime Minister against this unconstitutional demand.

To a question, he said that the no-trust move against Khyber-Pakhtunkhawa Chief Minister was tabled just to pre-empt the provincial assembly dissolution and so far there was no serious move to dislodge the government.

Moulana Fazlur Rehman said that in his view both the PAT and PTI leadership would get nothing out of their protest and advised them to resolve the issue through negotiations.

He made it loud and clear that his party would stand by democracy and Parliament and would not support an undemocratic and unconstitutional move.

Responding to media questions, Siraj stressed the need for resolving the political through negotiations cautioning both the sides that in case of failure of talks the chances of packing up of the incumbent political dispensation would increase.

Responding to media, Siraj said that his party considered some of the demands being made by the protesting parties as genuine, and hoped that the government should accept these demands remaining within the legal and constitutional precincts.

He appealed to the protesting parties to resolve the issues through dialogue and hoped that government would accommodate their point of view on some of the contentious issues.

The JI Amir also urged political parties to show unity and flexibility in their stance to protect democracy, which was not very strong.

Sirajul Haq also congratulated Fazlur Rehman on his election as head of his party.