Pakistan Folks’s Get together (PPP) chief Mustafa Nawaz Khokhar took to Twitter to query the federal government’s determination of holding talks with the banned Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP).
Mustafa Khokhar tweeted, “The query of holding talks with TTP is of immense public significance. This determination cannot be taken unilaterally by any particular person or the government.”
“Maybe we must always contemplate holding of [a] referendum beneath Article 48(6)(7) of the structure. Let the nation resolve in ‘YES’ or ‘NO’,” added Mustafa.
In accordance with the Constitution of Pakistan, Article 48(6)(7) states, “(6) If at any time the Prime Minister considers it needed to carry a referendum on any matter of nationwide significance, he might refer the matter to a joint sitting of the Majlis-e-Shoora (Parliament) and whether it is accepted in a joint sitting, the Prime Minister might trigger such matter to be referred to a referendum within the type of a query that’s able to being answered by both ‘Sure’ or ‘No’.”
“(7) An act of Majlis-e-Shoora (Parliament) might lay down the process for the holding of a referendum and the compiling and consolidation of the results of a referendum.”
“The state’s sovereignty, nationwide safety, peace in related areas, and social and financial stability can be thought-about through the talks,” stated Fawad.