JUI-F chief phones opposition leaders, invites to attend APC
ISLAMABAD (92 News) – Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam-F (JUI-F) chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman telephoned Pakistan Muslim League-N (PML-N) president Shehbaz Sharif, vice president Maryam Nawaz and Pakistan Peoples’ Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto and other opposition leaders.
According to the reports, the JUI-F chief also phoned to Awami National Party Asfandyar Wali Khan, Hasil Bizenjo and Mahmood Khan Achakzai. During the telephonic conversation, Maulana Fazlur Rehman invited all the opposition leaders to attend All Parties Conference (APC) scheduled to be held on June 26.
It was reported that the JUI-F chief could not contact with Akhtar Mengal due to his foreign trip. However, Fazlur Rehman said that Akhtar Mengal assured to attend the APC meeting.
Maryam accepts invitation to attend APC
On the other hand, Maryam Nawaz has also accepted the invitation to attend the APC scheduled to be held on June 26, a statement on Sunday issued by party spokesperson Marriyum Aurangzeb said.
In a statement, Maryam received a personal invitation over the telephone from the JUI-F chief, who shall be hosting the event.
The much-anticipated announcement for its date came late Saturday night in a statement issued by the JUI-F spokesperson.
The conference will host the representatives of opposition parties at Islamabad to formulate a joint strategy for future course-of-action against the ruling Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government.
The APC will also discuss the ‘de-seating’ of the Senate chairman and amendment to the budget. Sources said all opposition parties would attend the meeting. Shehbaz Sharif would represent PML-N while Maryam Nawaz along with senior leadership would also attend the meeting.
Bilawal Bhutto Zardari will represent Pakistan Peoples Party. Other parties attending APC are ANP, QWP and BNP.
Bilawal Bhutto, Shehbaz Sharif meet Maulana Fazlur Rahman for APC
Earlier on June 17, PPP chairman Bilawal Bhutto and PML-N president Shehbaz Sharif called on JUI-F chief Maulana Fazlur Rahman.
Talking to the media after the meeting, Maulana Fazlur Rahman said that an all-parties conference (APC) will be held during the last 10 days of this month. “The country has been made an economic slave. There is no justification for the continuity of the government,” he said.
Maulana Fazlur Rahman said that a message should be conveyed that the nation is not ready for such experiments. “The government is economic killer of the country,” he maintained.