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PTI to review its boycott of Turkish Presidents’s address in parliament

Latest Update: November 14, 2016 | 188 Views
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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Shah Mehmood Qureshi on Monday said his party will review the decision to not attend the joint session of the parliament, which will be addressed by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

Speaking to media after meeting the Turkish president, Shah Mehmood Qureshi said the purpose of the meeting was to inform why PTI was not going to attend the joint session of the parliament.

“We have immense respect for the Turkish president, while party chief Imran Khan has strong ties with Recep Tayyip Erdogan,” he said. “We only want people to understand out principle stance and the decision we made.”

“This was not a diplomatic meeting, but a friendly one,” said the PTI leader, adding the reason behind the meeting was longstanding ties between Turkey and Pakistan.

The Turkish ambassador has suggested PTI to review its decision and we will ponder over it in party meeting.

Earlier, Tehreek-e-Insaf had announced to not attend the parliamentary session on Nov 17 and continue its boycott of the National Assembly.

Shah Mehmood Qureshi had said that PM Nawaz Sharif was a ‘controversial figure’ and his party would not attend any session until a ruling in Panama leaks case.