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PTI denies receiving formal invitation to All Parties Conference

PTI senior leader Fawad Chaudhry took to Twitter and claimed that PTI still has not received a formal invitation for the conference, despite Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif requesting PTI to join.

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PTI has claimed that it did not receive an invitation to the All Parties Conference (APC) called by Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif to deliberate on national challenges, including economic crisis and rising terrorism.

According to the details, PTI senior leader Fawad Chaudhry took to Twitter and claimed that PTI still has not received a formal invitation for the conference, despite Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif requesting PTI to join.

On the other hand, Fawad Chaudhry also said that if PTI receives a formal invitation, so it will consider attending the conference.

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“Shehbaz Sharif invited the All-Parties Conference on the issue of terrorism and asked Tehreek-e-Insaf on the media to join, but till now, Tehreek-e-Insaf has not received any invitation in this regard. If a formal invitation is received, then [PTI] will consult on participation in this conference,” Fawad Chaudhry said on Twitter.

All Parties Conference

Pakistan is going through troubling times. With an uptick in terrorist activities and dire economic conditions, Pakistan’s socio-economic situation has worsened. Amid this backdrop, Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif called an All Parties Conference on February 7 and invited the country’s political leadership to discuss ways to overcome the challenges the country is facing. The meeting will be attended by all stakeholders, including Rangers and officers from intelligence institutions.

The invitation was also extended to PTI Chairman Imran Khan. It was reported that Economic Affairs Minister Sardar Ayaz Sadiq, a former speaker of the National Assembly, contacted PTI leaders Asad Qaiser and Pervez Khattak. Ayaz Sadiq conveyed the premier’s invitation for Imran Khan to the two PTI leaders.

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It had also emerged in the media that PTI senior leader Fawad Chaudhry recommended party chief Imran Khan for nominating Sheikh Rashid and Azam Swati as the party’s representatives for the APC.

According to the latest developments, the APC is now likely to be held on February 9 with PM Shehbaz Sharif in the chair.