ISLAMABAD: Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman on Wednesday postponed the All Parties Conference (APC), convened by his party, for few days.
While talking to journalist, Fazlur Rehman said that a high-level meeting of his party has decided to convene a parliamentary leaders meeting ahead of the APC. He said that PML-N leadership will be informed about the decision.
Fazlur Rehman said that PML-N’s proposals about the APC and other issues were came under discussion in the meeting.
Earlier, Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) Chairman Raja Zafarul Haq called on the JUI-F chief at his residence. Talking to reporters after the meeting, Fazl said the joint opposition had agreed that all parties should be on the same page.
“Raja Zafarul Haq has suggested to finalise rules and regulations of the multi-party conference. We have to decide on some basics and then move forward with the conference,” he added.
The PML-N chairman on his part dismissed the impression that Nawaz Sharif and Asif Ali Zardari’s decision to pull out of the conference resulted in its failure. “Opposition will soon emerge on the same platform,” he said.
It is pertinent to mention here that the differences between two major opposition parties – Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) had turned the prospects of a successful APC bleak.
Sources said, in order to patch up with the PPP, the leadership of PML-N had put forward the need to restore trust as its foremost precondition.
The Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leadership had conditioned its participation in the opposition’s all parties conference (APC) convened by Maulana Fazal-ur-Rehman.
The former ruling party was enraged over the recent statement of PPP co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari, in which he held PML-N supreme leader Nawaz Sharif responsible for the cases against PPP leaders.
The PML-N had demanded from the leadership of PPP to first take steps to mend the trust deficit developed in the wake of recent political scenario.
A day earlier, the Sharif brothers – Nawaz and Shehbaz – decided against attending the all parties conference. The PML-M had decided that a delegation of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) would attend the APC.
Earlier, Maulana Fazlur Rehman had called on former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, on October 28, at his Jati Umra resident but he failed to convince the PML-N supreme leader to attend the ACP. NNI