–Shehbaz, Maryam, 9 others to represent PML-N
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Senator Mustafa Nawaz Khokhar said on Saturday that former president Asif Ali Zardari and ex-prime minister Nawaz Sharif will attend the All Parties Conference (APC) of the opposition parties virtually on Sunday (tomorrow).
Talking about the PPP chairman’s invitation to the PML-N supremo, PPP chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari’s spokesperson Khokhar revealed that Nawaz has accepted Bilawal’s invitation to virtually attend the conference.
He disclosed that Nawaz and the PPP chairman had also discussed the political situation of the country and the future course of action to take by opposition parties. In a tweet, Bilawal said that former president Asif Ali Zardari will also attend the conference via video link.
Meanwhile, an 11-member delegation of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) led by its President Shehbaz Sharif will attend the opposition-led All Parties Conference (MPC) slated for Sunday (today).
The party leaders who will attend the APC include PML-N Vice-President Maryam Nawaz, Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, Khawaja Asif, Ahsan Iqbal, Ayaz Sadiq, Pervez Rasheed, Rana Sanaullah, Amir Muqam, and Maryam Aurangzeb.
Sources relayed Maryam will travel to Islamabad from Lahore on Saturday. She will spend the night in Murree, from where she will go to the opposition leader’s residence in Ministers’ Enclave in the capital. She along with Shehbaz and other party leaders will be heading to a hotel where the APC is scheduled to be held on Sunday.
The sources said she will be attending the multi-party conference being organised by the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) on the instructions of her father Nawaz Sharif, who is currently in London.
Earlier on Friday, Nawaz accepted Bilawal’s invitation to attend the conference after the latter enquired after his health.
“Just spoke to Mian Mohammad Nawaz Sharif. Enquired about his health. Also invited him to virtually attend opposition APC, hosted by PPP, on 20th September,” the PPP chairman had tweeted.
Responding to Bilawal’s tweet, PML-N vice-president Maryam Nawaz thanked the PPP chairman. “Thank you Bilawal. Warm regards & prayers,” she had tweeted.
Opposition parties including the PPP, PML-N and the JUI-F have said that they will use the platform to try to come up with a joint strategy focused on ousting the incumbent government.