There has been tangible progress in talks between the Government and PTI negotiating teams in Islamabad on Friday night.

After their meeting, Finance Minister Ishaq Dar and PTI leader Shah Mahmood Qureshi said they have proactively discussed the drafts exchanged by the two sides for resolution of the political crisis.

Ishaq Dar said PTI had given a written proposal and the PML (N) gave its response yesterday.  Today their talks were focused on these drafts and they are trying to forge consensus.

He said the two sides would again meet tomorrow and expressed the hope to conclude the dialogue process at the earliest.

He said the country has suffered huge economic and diplomatic losses. Important visits by foreign dignitaries could not materialize due to protests. He said Mody's has also said that Pakistan's rating could go down if political instability persists.

Shah Mahmood Qureshi said he and Jahangir Tareen have sought time for meeting with Chinese Ambassador in Islamabad and they would request him that the visit should take place as per programme.

PTI leader acknowledged that the visit is important for Pakistan's economy and is in the interest of the country.

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