LAHORE - As the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) plans to meet Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) ameer, Fazlur Rehman in Islamabad today (Saturday) to formally invite him to a “National Conference” the party intends to organise in the coming days to consider and deliberate upon the challenges Pakistan is facing, the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz president, Nawaz Sharif also jumped into the fray with an announcement that his party would also hold a “National Conference” in Karachi next month. Talking to party workers at his Raiwind residence on Friday, Nawaz said all political parties will be invited to attend the National Conference to exchange views over power crisis, situation in Karachi and other issues. The PML-N chief said that free and fair polls were the only solution for all the challenges being faced by the country, adding that “some elements” were trying to delay the elections. “Rumors are being spread everywhere that the polls should be delayed for one year but the delay plan is wrong and the PML-N will fight forcefully against all such conspiracies,” Nawaz added. Meanwhile in Islamabad, JUI-F’s Fazl told reporters that the wrong policies of the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP)-led coalition government had mounted external aggression and interference in the country. He confirmed that the MQM had invited him to the conference, and welcomed the initiative. Almost every political party has mooted a national conference for one issue or the other in recent years but these initiatives have not amounted to much so far.