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The National Assembly on Thursday unanimously passed a resolution, rejecting Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf's (PTI) and Pakistan Awami Tehreek's (PAT) demands for the resignation of the Prime Minister and dissolution of National Assembly. The resolution was moved by Pakhtunkhwa Milli Awami Party chief Mahmood Khan Achakzai.

Completely rejecting the US stance, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan Thursday warned Wash-ington that it must stop its interference in Pakistan's internal matters. Reiterating his aggressive stance against Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif at a highly-charged crowd at 'Azadi Square', he told US ambassador to Pakistan Richard G Olson: "Mr Olson, my question to you is that would you consider elections as legitimate if in every constituency of US Senate there are 60,000 to 70,000 votes that cannot be verified?"
The United States has said Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif is a constitutionally elected head of the government of Pakistan. Its State Department also stated that Washington does not support any extra-constitutional changes to the democratic system.
Turning down the federation's plea to pass an order to bar protestors of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) and Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) from entering the Constitution Avenue on Thursday, the Supreme Court reiterated that it's the job of the government to deal with the situation in accordance with law. A five-member bench of the Chief Justice Nasirul Mulk resumed the hearing of identical pleas filed by the Supreme Court Bar Association and High Court Bar Association Multan.
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has expressed complete satisfaction over civil-military relations and stated that the country could face a serious crisis if he stepped down. The Prime Minister said that eleven out of twelve political parties supported the government stance that no unconstitutional demand could be accepted, according to private media. In his interaction with some senior journalists, the prime minister said the government wanted to resolve the political stalemate through a dialogue.
Co-Chairperson of the Pakistan People's Party Asif Ali Zardari and Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari met senior party colleagues to discuss the current political situation in the country. After a wide-ranging discussion on the subject, the Co-Chairperson reiterated that the current political crisis must be addressed through dialogue and within the framework of the Constitution.
Defence Minister Khawaja Asif on Thursday said that all state institutions, including the Pakistan Army, have assured the government that they would protect Constitution and its supremacy. Talking to media persons in the lobby of the Parliament House, the defence minister said there is no doubt in it that Army has held out its assurances in relation to protection of Constitution.
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