ISLAMABAD/LAHORE - The anticipated final round of talks on PML-Ns 10-point reforms agenda between the ruling PPP and PML-N on Tuesday remained inconclusive as both sides failed to develop complete consensus. The PPP team was led by Finance Minister Abdul Hafiz Shaikh while Babar Awan and Naveed Qamar were also part of the team. Senator Ishaq Dar led the PML-Ns team while Mehtab Ahmed Khan Abbasi, MNA, and Senator Pervez Rashid were also part of his team. Both sides decided to present the progress reports to their leadership for their final nod whether or not to continue dialogue. Briefing the media after the meeting, Senator Ishaq Dar said that PPP had time of two days to take its decision ahead of PML-Ns central organising committee meeting to be held on February 25. If the government wants to make progress on any agenda then it has two days till February 24, he said, adding the PML-N committee would present the progress report in the party meeting. Similarly, the Federal Minister for Finance and Economic Affairs Abdul Hafeez Shaikh, who was heading the governments side, also said that they would present the progress report to their party leadership. Both the sides agreed to present the reports to their leadership, he said. He said that in todays meeting they discussed the expenditures of the provincial governments apart from discussing the ten points. We have worked on the agenda with sincerity, Hafeez Sheikh added. Meanwhile, as its has been anticipated the Speaker of the National Assembly gave breathing space to the major political players to resolve the issue by issuing notification of the 12-member parliamentary committee for restructuring of election commission. This was one of the demands of the PML-Ns 10-point agenda. The committee set up in line with the 18th amendment includes eight members from the National Assembly and four from the Senate giving all the parliamentary parties PPP, PML-N, PML-Q, ANP, MQM, JUI-F and FATA representation as per their size. Members nominated from NA included Syed Khurshid Shah, Arif Aziz Sheikh, Dr Muhammad Farooq Sattar, Munir Khan Orakzai, Khawaja Muhammad Asif, Lt Gen (Retd) Abdul Qadir Baloch, Tehmina Daultana and Amir Muqam while Haji Adeel, Islamud Din Sheikh, Maulana Abdul Ghafoor Haidri and Haroon Akhtar have been taken from the Senate. Meanwhile, the PML-N team which got briefing from the government side on the status of implementation on their 10-point agenda on Tuesday, later expressed its dissatisfaction in its initial report submitted to partys top leadership, as the desired cut in government expenditure remained one of the most contentious points in the meeting. According to sources, it transpired during the briefing that government was not ready to reduce its running expenditure by 30 per cent as demanded by the PML-N side. The federal finance minister, however, came up with official documents showing 30 per cent decrease in development expenditure, but the PML-N demanded that much cut on the non-development side, said the sources. Talking to TheNation after the meeting, Senator Pervaiz Rashid, who was part of the negotiating team, said that neither he nor other members of his team were satisfied with the official briefing. He said they will present their report to the top leadership which will take some decision on future course of action on February 25 in a party meeting convened for the purpose. He confirmed reports that government was not willing to cut its non-development expenditure as demanded by PML-N. He said such a step, if taken, might have given a strong message to the people that if they were having hard times due to economic recession, the government also shared their burden. The Senator said it would have been better for the government to have curtailed the perks and privileges of its ministers and senior bureaucrats instead of reducing the development expenditure, which will ultimately add to public woes. If the ministers and other government functionaries use small cars, a message will reach the masses that government was also making sacrifices along with them, though the savings out of this measure would not have been significant enough to provide relief to the people, he observed, adding that if Shahbaz Sharif in Punjab had banned use of sugar in offices and air-conditioners till 11 am, the government saved only a smaller amount but such symbolic steps have created a good impression about the government. When asked if his party will now expel the PPP ministers from Punjab on February 25 as the federal government had failed to satisfy them on 10-point charter of demands, Pervaiz said, Let the thrill stay till the date.