Sherry slams Imran for skipping APC

ISLAMABAD: After the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan turned down the invitation of Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif to participate in the upcoming All Parties Conference (APC), female lawmakers have censured the PTI chief for his narcissism.
Climate Change Minister Senator Sherry Rehman said the PTI chief’s refusal to attend the APC shows that his priorities do not align with Pakistan’s security and interests.
“As Pakistan goes through a time of great crisis, it is unfortunate to witness that Khan continues to act out a narrative that has lost its relevance and credibility,” she said in a statement issued in this regard.
A day earlier, PTI Secretary-General Asad Umar announced that the party chief won’t attend the federal government’s APC scheduled for February 7 after the premier confirmed extending an invitation to Khan during the apex committee meeting held at the Governor’s House in Peshawar, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
The minister added that by calling the APC, the coalition government is trying to bring the country’s political leadership on one-page to discuss collective strategies to overcome the country’s challenges.
“However, Khan’s politics of polarisation only diminishes the national unity needed to fight national threats, particularly terrorism, on which he still signals ambiguity,” Rehman stated.
The climate change minister went on to slam the deposed prime minister — who was ousted after a vote of no-confidence in April last year — for also refusing to attend the apex committee meeting. –Agencies