All eyes on Islamabad as opposition meets to devise anti-govt strategy

Web Desk – September 20, 2020
PPP Chairperson Bilawal Bhutto Zardari arrives for the PPP-hosted conference is Islamabad on Sunday. — Screengrab
PPP Chairperson Bilawal Bhutto Zardari arrives for the PPP-hosted conference is Islamabad on Sunday. — Screengrab

Leaders of PPP started arriving at a five-star hotel in the capital, where the conference is being held, on Sunday morning. Senator Sherry Rehman while speaking to the media said that today’s would a “historic all-party conference”.

Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Political Communication Shahbaz Gill, who held a press conference early on Sunday, reiterated the government’s stance that the opposition would not be given any NRO-like (National Reconci­liation Ordinance) concession.

Following news of Nawaz’s address, Gill had warned “the Pakistan Electronic Media Regula­tory Authority (Pemra) and other legal options” would be used if the PML-N supremo’s speech was aired by TV channels.

Rehman, however, said that the speeches would be “live streamed” on social media platforms.

PML-N vice-president and Nawaz’s daughter Maryam has already arrived in Islamabad from Lahore for participation in the MPC and she will be part of the 11-member PML-N del­e­gation under party president Shahbaz Sharif. The PML-N on Saturday offi­cially announc­ed the names of its leaders who would represent the party in the MPC. The party delegation will comprise Khawaja Asif, Ahsan Iqbal, Ayaz Sadiq, Pervaiz Rasheed, Maryam Nawaz, Khawaja Saad Rafique, Rana Sanaullah, Ameer Maqam and Marriyum Aurangzeb.

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