Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Faisal Vawda, while speaking on Samaa News programme, ‘Nadeem Malik Live’, revealed that Prime Minister (PM) Imran Khan was not aware of the government’s agreement with Tehreek-i-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP), which was signed in November 2020.
Faisal Vawda’s comments come in reference to the TLP announcement in November 2020 that the government accepted all its four demands and released a copy of the handwritten agreement carrying signatures of Minister for Religious Affairs Pir Noorul Qadri, then-Interior Minister Ijaz Shah, and Islamabad deputy commissioner.
Faisal, while speaking to anchorperson Nadeem Malik, said, “PM was not informed. PM’s consent was not in this agreement. I am referring to the first agreement, I don’t know the details of the second one.”
Malik questioned Vawda, “Why wasn’t he [PM] aware?”
“If I have been sent for negotiations, I will do as I see fit as per the situation and inform PM later of what happened,” added Vawda.
“This can only happen if the PM has empowered you, otherwise you can’t,” interjected Malik.
“No, why did I go to negotiate then? If I am bogus, I cannot do anything, why did I go?” responded Vawda.
Later, Faisal Vawda took to Twitter and said, “The ministers who went for the negotiations with the TLP should take the responsibility themselves, rather than putting it on the prime minister.”
However, the PTI leader deleted the tweet after some time.
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