Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif has rescheduled the All Parties Conference (APC) for Thursday, February 9th, instead of February 7th, in Islamabad. Marriyum Aurangzeb, Minister of Information, announced the new date for the conference and noted that the purpose of the APC is to find solutions to the pressing issues of terrorism and other crises facing the country.
National and political leaders will attend the conference, which will provide an opportunity for all parties to come together to develop a joint strategy to meet current challenges. During the conference, the national action plan will also be reviewed.
The Prime Minister invited PTI Chairman Imran Khan to attend the APC last week. Asad Umar, PTI Secretary General, declined the invitation because the party chief would not be attending the conference. As a result, cases were being filed against PTI leaders, and it would be inappropriate to interact with the PDM-led government at this time.
According to PTI leader Pervez Khattak, if the government was serious about inviting the party, it should have sent a written invitation rather than making a telephone call. Khattak asked the PDM government to present a clear policy on how to get the country out of its current predicament.
Shah Mehmood Qureshi, vice chairman of the PTI, also expressed concern regarding the government’s actions, stating that on the one hand the government was inviting the PTI to join the APC, while on the other, it was victimizing its leaders. Qureshi said that if the government wanted to unite the nation, it should first stop the victimization of PTI leaders and added that the PDM’s agenda was not compatible with the national agenda.
Due to the current economic and political situation in Pakistan, the country faces severe threats on terrorism. In order to address these important national challenges, the prime minister aims to bring all political parties together. The invitation to the APC is a significant development, considering the ongoing animosity between the PDM government and the PTI over national issues.
All Parties Conference, which has been rescheduled for February 9th, will provide a platform for all political parties to come together and find solutions to the pressing challenges facing Pakistan. The national and political leadership is expected to attend the conference, and all parties will have the opportunity to review and prepare a joint strategy for addressing these issues.