Shahbaz Sharif whom I know is supporter of talks: Sheikh Rashid

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ISLAMABAD, December 16 (Online): Interior minister Sheikh Rashid Ahmad has said ‘we are ready to go for talks with all political parties.

“Interior ministry is ready to hold talks with all political parties at political level”, he said this while talking to media men after his visit to FIA headquarters here Wednesday.

“ Shahbaz Sharif whom I know is supporter of talks. PPP has not been carved out through gate No 4. I being political worker understand it better”, he held.

PDM has given time of January. I say them just come now. PML-N members of national and provincial assemblies will hand over their resignations to Shahbaz Sharif. But Shahbaz Sharif is not in favor to give resignation. Shahbaz Sharif whom I know supports talks process. PPP has democratic traditions; he said this while responding to a question.

Replying to a question he said “ I make it clear Prime Minister (PM) Imran Khan is not going any where. He will complete his five years tenure. They are at liberty to mount Islamabad as all the avenues leading to Islamabad are clear. The weather of Islamabad has turned chilly. They should come now instead of January. I will serve them Kashmiri tea.

I have asked FIA to make the department people friendly. Orders have been issued to make 2000 appointments in cyber wing. Funds amounting to Rs 2 billion have been provided.

He pointed out 400 people are on ECL at present. They have been asked to reduce these numbers. FIA has been directed not to put name of people in ECL without any reason.

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