All the major opposition parties will sit together to devise an anti-government strategy at an All Parties Conference, hosted by Pakistan People’s Party (PPP), at a five-star hotel in Islamabad today.
PML-N supremo Nawaz Sharif and PPP chairman Asif Ali Zardari will also address the APC, attended by nearly a dozen political parties, via video link and it will be broadcast live on social media.
“The PPP will provide a link on social media where the two leaders will deliver opening remarks,” the PPP said in a statement.
This will be the first political activity of PML-N supremo since he left the country in November for treatment in London.
The announcement of a live broadcast comes even as Prime Minister Imran Khan’s aide on political communication Shahbaz Gill warned of legal action if Nawaz’s address is aired.
Gill said that it was not possible for an “absconding criminal” to take part in political activities and gives speeches. “The Sharif family can tell nothing but lies. They are such [habitual] liers that they even lied about a disease.”
Nawaz Sharif agreed to virually attend the conference on the invitation of PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto who had called him to inquire after his health.
“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 PPP chairman had tweeted.