ISLAMABAD: Information Minister Marriyum Aurangzeb said that the government has rescheduled the All Parties Conference (APC) on terrorism for Feb 9, Thursday. This conference was called to discuss challenges faced by Pakistan.
She didn’t mention the rationale behind moving the February 7 date.
The information minister tweeted that the conference will cover issues faced by the government. In addition to a coordinated strategy to combat terrorism, the National Action Plan will be examined.
The entire political and national leadership of the nation has been invited to the debate, according to Aurangzeb.
The decision by Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif to call the multi-party meeting last week was viewed as a significant development given the country’s escalating political climate.
Imran Khan, the chairman of the PTI and a former prime minister, was also extended an invitation to the conference. Former speaker and federal minister Sardar Ayaz Sadiq officially handed the invitation to party leaders Pervez Khattak and Asad Qaiser.
Fawad Chaudhry, the PTI’s leader, asserts that the party has not yet received an official invitation to the conference.
The All Party Conference takes place when terrorist activity in the nation is on the rise. At least 101 persons were killed on January 30 in a suicide explosion at a mosque in the Peshawar Police Lines neighbourhood, predominantly police officers.
The nation is also experiencing issues on the economic front at the same time. Analysts estimate that the current level of foreign exchange reserves is $3.09 billion. It is insufficient to cover imports for more than three weeks.
Negotiations between the nation and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) are ongoing to release much-needed funds under a stalled bailout agreement. A positive conclusion with the IMF would also assist in releasing funds.