Khattak said not a single party had made the demand of Prime Minister Imran Khan's resignation during a meeting with the government's reconciliation committee.
However, they asked for removing the containers from Islamabad which had been fulfilled by the government, he added. He ruled out the option of the prime minister's resignation on the opposition demand.
Chairman Senate Muhammad Sadiq Sanjrani, Speaker National Assembly Asad Qaiser and Speaker Punjab Assembly Chaudhary Pervaiz Elahi were included in the government's reconciliation committee for facilitating the talk with opposition, the minister said while responding to the query about Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) exclusion from the committee.
He said Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) launched the protest in Islamabad after it had exhausted from all the democratic options with regard to its claim of rigging in general election, 2013.
Asad Umar said the PTI held demonstrations in 2014 with the approval of Islamabad High Court (IHC), adding that Justice Athar Minallah, who was heading the bench at that time, directed him and the then Deputy Commissioner Islamabad to chalk out the plan to save public from inconvenience during the party's protest.
In another case, he said the IHC had barred holding of demonstrations at D-Chowk or...