Fazl to convene APC of like-minded opposition parties

Staff Report

ISLAMABAD: Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) chief Maulana Fazl-ur-Rehman on Sunday decided to convene a multi-party conference of like-minded opposition parties.
According to sources, the JUI-F chief is estranged with the PML-N and PPP leadership over the passage of the FATF-related bills from the Parliament and has linked his participation in the PPP and the PML-N led multi-party
conference with an explanation of their acts.
He had sought an explanation from both the parties to satisfy him over the reasons behind supporting the federal government over the said legislations. The JUI-F leadership has also asked as to why they were not invited to
attend meetings with the speaker National Assembly on the legislation process and even the opposition leader did not protest over the move.
The sources said there are also chances of a meeting between Maulana Fazl-ur-Rehman and Shahbaz Sharif to resolve the issues.