Nawaz accepts Bilawal’s invitation to attend APC on Sept 20

By: Anees-ur-Rehman      Published: 07:33 PM, 18 Sep, 2020
Nawaz accepts Bilawal’s invitation to attend APC on Sept 20
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Pakistan People’s Party Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari on Friday spoke to former prime minister Nawaz Sharif on phone and invited him to join the opposition’s All Parties Conference on September 20.

Nawaz Sharif accepted the invitation of Bilawal Bhutto and agreed to join the APC through video link. Nawaz Sharif is currently in London for his treatment. He went to UK last year when his health worsened.

In a tweet, Bilawal Bhutto Zardari said that he spoke to Nawaz Sharif and enquired about his health. He said he also invited the PML-N leader to attend the APC virtually on September 20. The APC is being hosted by PPP.

The PPP chairman wrote: “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 APC scheduled to be held on September 20 as per decision of the Rehbar Committee of the Combined Opposition and to be hosted by the PPP. The APC would be held at a local hotel in Islamabad.

Responding to Bilawal Bhutto’s gesture, PML-N leader Maryam Nawaz thanked him for calling and inviting Nawaz Sharif to the APC.

In a tweet, Maryam wrote: “Thank you Bilawal. Warm regards & prayers.”

Senior PPP leader Nayyar Bukhari said that seven-member PML-N delegation would attend the APC. The delegation will comprise Shehbaz Sharif, Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, Ahsan Iqbal, Khawaja Asif, Ayaz Sadiq, Amir Muqam and Marriyum Aurangzeb.

Bukhari further informed that JUI-F delegation would consist of Maulana Fazlur Rehman, Ghafoor Haidri and Akram Durrani.