LONDON:(APS) Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said on Tuesday that his government is prepared for meaningful dialogue with the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) and its chairman Imran Khan, APS News reported.
He said that calls to shut down the country would not only be inappropriate but disastrous and that Pakistan is being played with in an unfortunate manner.
He said that his government strongly believed in settling issues through talks.
“We are the democratic people. The negotiations should be constructive. If they want to talk, we would have no objection,” he added.
The prime minister made the remarks after arriving in the United Kingdom to attend the London Conference on Afghanistan.
When speaking of an inquiry into alleged rigging in the 2013 general elections, the PM stated that the issue should have been raised earlier on.
He also took aim at the govt in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (KP) saying that education institutes are in a terrible shape and that jails are broken in the province.
“First make a new KP, then think about making a new Pakistan,” the PM said.