JUI-F leader calls opposition leaders to extend APC invitation

JUI-F leader calls PML-N leaders Maryam Nawaz, Shehbaz Sharif, and PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto, among others. – File photo

ISLAMABAD: Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam Fazl leader Maulana Fazl-ur-Rehman called opposition leaders to formally invite them for the All Parties Conference on June 26.

The JUI-F leader called Pakistan Muslim League-N leaders Maryam Nawaz, Shehbaz Sharif, and Pakistan People’s Party Chairman Bilawal Bhutto, among others.

JUI-F chief Fazl couldn’t establish contact with government’s coalition partner Akhtar Mengal as he was abroad.

Maulana Fazl said that Mengal has assured him of his presence at the APC session.

Balochistan National Party has summoned a session of party leaders to discuss the decision regarding the APC.

Maulana Fazl-ur-Rehman announced to host an APC on June 26.

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.

Fazl convened the APC after consultation with former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, sources said.

Opposition Leader Shehbaz Sharif and Bilawal Bhutto Zardari will represent the PML-N and PPP, respectively.

The opposition parties will consult on the change of Senate Chairman Sadiq Sanjrani, preventing the budget from getting passed from both houses, anti-government movement and a possible lockdown of the capital city in the APC.

The opposition leaders decided to convene an APC in an Iftar dinner hosted by the PPP leader Bilawal Bhutto Zardari.