'PDM Approached Me For Talks' Claims Imran Khan

'PDM Approached Me For Talks' Claims Imran Khan
Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan has claimed that he was approached by the Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) for negotiations and talks, but that he rejected the offer until a date for fresh elections was not announced.

The PTI chief made these claims during a media talk with journalists at his Zaman Park residence in Lahore on Sunday, where he spoke about his strategy for the ongoing PTI long march, as well as other issues, such as the appointment of the next army chief and Pakistan's economy.

The former prime minister said that the coalition PDM government had sent him a message to initiate talks through President Arif Alvi — who recently met Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader and Finance Minister Ishaq Dar.

However, Khan claimed that he had turned down the offer, saying he was not ready to engage in any kind of conversation with the government until a call for fresh elections was announced. "I will be open to talk on all issues, but only after a date for general elections is announced," he said.

Khan claimed that the government was 'afraid' to go to the polls because they expected to be defeated by him, saying, "I will defeat the corrupt rulers’ government with the support of people since they are motivated to get their rights and justice."

However, according to a report by Dawn News, PML-N Information Secretary Azma Bukhari rejected that any such offerings took place. "Imran Khan tries to hold our collar in the day but keeps beseeching for an honourable way out in the dark of the night," she was quoted as saying.