ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani held a meeting with prominent leaders of Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) here at the PM House on Tuesday to discuss the number of political parties who have extended their confirmation to participate in the September 29 All Parties Conference (APC).It was also mentioned that some other parties were being contacted and their confirmation was expected by Wednesday.
The meeting was attended by Minister for Defence Ch. Ahmad Mukhtar, Minister for Information and Broadcasting Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan, Interior Minister Rehman Malik, Minister for Religious Affairs Syed Khursheed Ahmad Shah, Leader of the House in Senate Syed Nayyar Hussain Bukhari, PPP Secretary General Senator Jahangir Badar, Senator Babar Awan and members of National Assembly Raja Pervaiz Ashraf, Qamar Zaman Kaira and Nazar Muhammad Gondal.
According to a spokesman of the Prime Minister House, the political leaders, who have confirmed their participation include Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif, President PML (N), Senator Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain, President PML, Syed Haider Abbas Rizvi, MNA, MQM, Asfandyar Wali Khan, President ANP, Maulana Fazl-ur-Rehman, MNA, JUI (F), Haji Khuda Bux Rajar, Minister for Narcotics Control, PML (F), Haji Munir Khan Aurakzai, MNA, FATA, Aftab Ahmad Khan Sherpao, MNA, PPP (S), Ghulam Murtaza Khan Jatoi, MNA, National Peoples Party (NPP), Senator Mir Israrullah Zehri, BNP (A), Syed Munawar Hassan, Jamaat-e-Islami, Mir Zafarullah Khan Jamali, former Prime Minister, Mehmood Khan Achakzai, PKMAP, Senator Salim Saifullah Khan, PML, Sheikh Rashid Ahmad, PML (A), Imran Khan, PTI, Hasil Khan Bazenjo, NPB, Allama Sajid Ali Naqvi, TJP, Senator Shahid Hassan Bugti, JWP, Akhtar Mengal, BNP (Mengal Group), Dr. Tahir-ul-Qadri, Tahrik-e-Minhaj-ul-Quran, Hamid Ali Shah Moosvi, TNFJ, Maulana Sami-ul-Haq, JUI (S), M. Sarwat Ejaz Qadri, President Sunni Tahrik, Haji Muhammad Hanif Tayyab.
President Nizam-e-Mustafa Party, Sahibzada Abu Khair Muhammad Zubair, JUP (N), Pir Fazal Haq, President Jamiat Mashaikh, Sahibzada Haji Muhammad Fazal Karim, Chairman, Sunni Ittehad Council, Khan Amanullah Khan, PML (Q), Dr. Paul Bhatti, Advisor to the Prime Minister on National Harmony, Ameer Hussain Gilani, Mufti Feroze Din Hazarvi, Mutahidda Ulema Forum Pakistan, Abdul Qadeer Khamosh, Allama Tahir Ashrafi, Chairman Ulema Council Bait-ul-Aman, Sardar Attique Ahmad Khan, former Prime Minister AJK, Ch. Nisar Ali Khan, Leader of the Opposition in National Assembly, Maulana Abdul Ghafoor Haideri, Leader of Opposition in Senate.The APC is being held on September 29 (Thursday) at the Prime Minister House, where a joint stand on national security is likely to be devised to face any threat from any side. – APP