ISLAMABAD: It is time for Opposition party leaders to show unity and strength of power as they gather to attend an All Parties Conference in Islamabad on Wednesday.
The APC session, which is currently underway, was summoned upon the behest of Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam F leader Maulana Fazl-ur-Rehman.
Sources said that in the session, Fazl recommended the opposition leaders to give collective resignations.
He further asked the leaders to observe ‘Black Day’ on July 25, sources added.
A 10-member delegation of the former ruling party Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz is attending the session, under party leaders Shehbaz Sharif and Maryam Nawaz.
PML-N leaders Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, Ahsan Iqbal and heads of provincial factions are also be a part of the delegation to attend the APC session.
PML-N chose Ameer Muqamfrom Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Rana Sanaullah from Punjab, Abdul Qadir Baloch from Balochistan and Shah Mohammad Shah from Sindh for attending the APC.
Pakistan People’s Party earlier announced a five-member delegation for the meeting. PPP chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari is also attending the APC, according to a tweet by party leader Sherry Rehman.
Baloch National Party-Mengal did not attend the opposition huddle. As according to the latest updates, the government approached its coalition partner, after which it declined the offer to attend the APC.
Maulana Fazl had also extended invitation to Hasil Bizenjo, Sardar Akhtar Mengal, Mahmood Achakzai, Asfandyar Wali and Aftab Sherpao.
Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal leaders Sajid Naqvi, Sajid Mir, Shah Owais Noorani have also been invited.
PML-N, PPP delegations, along with other political leaders, attend the APC session
Maulana Fazl-ur-Rehman had 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.
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.
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