A government delegation held talks with Tahir ul Qadri, chief of the Tehrik-i-Minhajul Quran (TMQ), to avert a political crisis and disperse a rally that has heaped pressure on the government, on Thursday evening.
According to sources the committee has assured Tahir ul Qadri that political parties inside and outside of parliament will be consulted in the formation of the caretaker government. Furthermore, the committee has also assured Qadri that elections will be free and fair.
At the conclusion of the first round of talks, Tahir ul Qadri addressed the participants of the sit-in and asked them not to leave until an announcement was made.
Earlier a ten member committee formed by Prime Minister Raja Pervaiz Ashraf arrived at the D-Chowk to begin negotiations with Tahir ul Qadri to end his sit-in.